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12 Strong

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The story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.; War violence and language throughout.
DVDBlu-Ray
2018
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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The Breadwinner

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Parvana is an eleven-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom, and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family.
DVDBlu-Ray
2018
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

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Based on journalist Kim Barker's memoir "The Taliban shuffle: strange days in Afghanistan and Pakistan", which details her years as a reporter in Pakistan and Afghanistan beginning in 2002.
DVD
2016
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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ISIS in Afghanistan: The Taliban Hunters

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ISIS in Afghanistan: Inside the rise of ISIS in Afghanistan and how they're training the next generation of jihadists, children as young as three. Taliban huners: Reporter Mobeen Azhar rides along with a police counter-terrorism unit in Karachi, Pakistan, that's dedicated to tracking down Taliban suspects.
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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Afghanistan: On Thin Ice

A budding ski industry has sprung up in the remote alps of Afghanistan. But this enterprise - and the local people - face the menace of a resurgent Taliban.
Online
2016; 2015
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Love Crimes of Kabul

At Afghanistan's Badam Bagh Women's Prison, half the inmates are jailed for "moral crimes." Though these would hardly be considered punishable crimes in the western world, behavior in Afghanistan is strictly controlled by an ideology of honor, and transgression can bring ruin to an entire family. Although both men and women can be arrested for moral crimes, women are seen as particular threats to the fabric of society, and must be punished if they stray off the moral path. In this program we meet several of the women awaiting trial at Badam Bagh, including a 20-year-old who is pregnant after having pre-marital sex, and seeks to marry her lover; a 23-year-old who ran away from a violent home; and an 18-year-old who fell in love with her neighbor, and stands accused of sleeping with hi [...]
Online
2016; 2012
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Bill Moyers Journal: Congressional Earmarks / Sarah Chayes on Afghanistan

Journalism's job is to cover the news, but it's the work of investigative reporters to uncover the news powerful people prefer to keep hidden, says Bill Moyers. This edition of the Journal takes a hard and fresh look at how earmarks really work with "Mr. Heath Goes to Washington," a segment produced with the public TV series Exposé: America's Investigative Reports. It profiles Seattle Times reporters on the trail of how members of Congress have awarded federal dollars for questionable purposes to companies in local Congressional districts. Also on the program, Sarah Chayes, author of The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban, offers a penetrating look at the front lines of the ongoing war in Afghanistan.
Online
2016; 2008
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Bill Moyers Journal: Alternatives for Afghanistan / Global Human Rights Initiatives

There is a growing public demand to know the direction of U.S. foreign policy in war-torn Afghanistan. In this edition of the Journal, guest host Lynn Sherr sits down with Rory Stewart, director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University, to discuss his vision for a sustainable policy that could benefit both America and Afghanistan. Then, Sherr talks with Kavita Ramdas, of Global Fund for Women, on the potential of looking to women when addressing international issues such as rising militarism, health care, and the economy as well as women's human rights initiatives around the world. An essay on the empowerment of women over the last quarter-century rounds out the program.
Online
2016; 2009
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Hidden Gems

Afghanistan is not only a country in perpetual turmoil, but also a geological miracle. Can they now harness 1,000 billion Euros worth of natural resources in order to lift the nation out of poverty?
Online
2016; 2014
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Disaster [electronic resource]: Dan Cruickshank's Adventures in Architecture

No matter how carefully buildings are constructed, history has taught us that they can be obliterated in a matter of minutes due to natural catastrophe or deliberate attack. In this program, Dan explores Dresden, Germany, a great Baroque city destroyed in World War II but now being reconstructed; the Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan, an ancient monument to peace and tolerance in the midst of a war zone; San Francisco, California, a city preparing for an imminent, cataclysmic earthquake; and Palmyra, a magnificent Syrian metropolis on the Silk Road that was laid waste by the Roman Empire.
Online
2014; 2008
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Flora's Afghan Mission [electronic resource]: Politician to Humanitarian

When Carole MacNeil went to Afghanistan in 2008, she and her team were eager to find the "real" Afghanistan-the places not normally seen on the news, the people who are trying to make their lives work in the wake of decades of war and an American-led invasion. This documentary goes beyond the military perspective and explores the humanitarian work of Flora MacDonald. This former foreign affairs minister is helping to rebuild the war-torn nation through small-scale, highly practical rural initiatives, including school building, micro-hydro plants, reforestation efforts, and local governance projects. One key component of all Flora's work is to encourage self-sufficiency for the Afghan people, an approach that gets high marks from other humanitarian workers and the Afghan people themselves.
Online
2014; 2008
12.

Afghanistan

The central focus of this video about Afghanistan is on the war on terror. Afghanistan is also a country rich with culture, history, panoramic landscapes and strong media interest.
Online
2014; 2013
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Families of Afghanistan: Families of the World

Zamora, 13, lives in the country with her parents, three sisters, two brothers and two uncles. Her family feels the effects of recent wars, caring for an uncle who was injured by a landmine. Madina, 12, lives in Kabul with her parents, two sisters, uncle and cousin. Her father, who is an engineer, and her mother, a doctor, have rebuilt their home and reunited their family after 10 years of exile in Pakistan due to civil war and invasion.
Online
2014; 2010
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Frontline: Opium Brides

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Najibullah Quraishi journeys deep into the Afghan countryside to reveal the deadly bargain local farm families have been forced to make with drug smugglers in order to survive.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Bacha Posh [electronic resource]: You Will Be a Boy, My Daughter

In Afghanistan, an old tradition allows families without a son to transform one of their daughters into a boy. These little girls, known as bacha posh, spend their early years dressed as boys and are accorded all the privileges and responsibilities of being male-but after puberty, they must revert to the female roles into which they were born. This program follows four girls who temporarily became the sons their parents longed for. Shabina has recently become bacha posh to help her disabled father and seems to be taking it all in stride. For Mariam and Naid, it's time to change back, but both are desperate to hang on to their male identities. Lastly we meet Jack, a bacha posh who refused to change back and who now heads for Europe. What new discoveries will the freedoms of the West invite?
Online
2012
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Burqa and the Confused Afghan [electronic resource]

Through an engaging journey, Afghan-Canadian filmmaker Brishkay Ahmed unveils the origins of the mysterious burqa and exposes the burqa's current use as a political tool, manipulating Afghan women while revealing the forgotten history of Afghanistan.
Online
2012
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Opium Brides [electronic resource]: Newsmagazine #2

Unexpected victims have been caught in the crossfire of attempts to eradicate Afghanistan's flourishing drug trade: young farm girls. Afghanistan produces more than 90 percent of the world's illicit opium. Opium farmers have long borrowed money from drug gangs, some with links to the Taliban, to subsidize their crops. Now, as the Afghan government destroys their livelihood in an eradication program, the farmers find themselves in a horrifying situation: repay their debts or give their daughters to drug traffickers, often to be used for sex. Award-winning Afghan journalist Najibullah Quraishi reports on the harrowing story of families torn apart and the collateral damage of the counter-narcotics effort in Afghanistan. Also in this program, a timely encore broadcast: FRONTLINE crosses [...]
Online
2012
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Shakespeare From Kabul

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This is the story of a group of Afghan actors bringing a production of Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors to an international festival at London's Globe theatre. Over 30 years of war have virtually destroyed Afghan theatre. Women can be harassed for performing on stage. Yet in just a few months the actors are expected to perform in front of an audience of thousands at one of the most prestigious theatres in the world. The film starts with challenging auditions in the Afghan capital, caught in the grip of one of the worst winters of recent years. It follows the actors to rural India for rehearsals - safe from the security threats of Kabul but away from their friends and families. It ends with their triumphant and moving performance at the Globe. Facing an uncertain welcome on their return [...]
Online
2012
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The Tillman Story

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Pat Tillman chose to walk away from a multimillion-dollar football contract and join the military for no other reason than he felt it was the right thing to do. Documented are the facts surrounding the way the military manipulated his tragic death in the line of duty into a propaganda tool.
DVD
2011
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Armadillo

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Janus Metz's Armadillo follows a platoon of Danish soldiers on a six-month tour of Afghanistan in 2009. The film presents a stunning account of both the horror and growing cynicism of modern warfare, the film premiered at the top of the box office in Denmark, provoking a national debate over government policy and the rules of engagement.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)