Library Videos on Afghanistan


Sonali Kolhatkar at HSU, April 15, 2006

(VIDEO 5986) 2006 DVD 102min

Lecture presented at Humboldt State University on April 15th, 2006 by Sonali Kolhatkar (RAWA), as part of Take Back the Night 2006. Hosted by the HSU Women’s Resource Center.

Beyond the Frame: Alternative Perspectives on the War on Terrorism

(VIDEO 5652) 2004 DVDS 146min

In twenty-three interviews, using a question and answer format, experts from academia, the media, government, and non-governmental organizations, place the causes leading to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, in historical context. Issues surrounding the War on Terrorism are also discussed. Chapter 3: Women and the Afghan War (12min.)

The Oil Factor Behind the War on Terror

(VIDEO 5765) 2004 DVD 60min

Gerard Ungerman and Audrey Brohy assess the results of the U.S. intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq and the connection to world wide oil production.

Afghanistan Year 1380: Collateral Damages

(VIDEO 4844) 2002 VHS 54min

“Filmed in Afghanistan in October through December 2001, the film follows the continuing challenges for surgeon Gino Strada and medical coordinator Kate Rowlands from the human rights group “Emergency”. Having joined forces to set up a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, they saw it shut down by the Taliban. In October, 2001, they decided to re-open the hospital while the city was still under heavy attacks in order to guarantee medical and humanitarian support to civilian war victims.”

Campaign Against Terror

(VIDEO 4811) 2002 VHS

“On the one-year anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, Frontline tells the behind-the-scenes story of the U.S. and world response. The first hour of “Campaign Against Terror” chronicles, through interviews with key players, how complex diplomatic maneuvering led to the formation of an international coalition against Al Qaeda and the Taliban. It also details how the White House, Pentagon, and the CIA moved quickly to develop a plan for fighting a new kind of war. The second hour of this documentary focuses on how this first war of the 21st century was fought.”

Jung (War) : In the Land of the Mujaheddin

(VIDEO 4851) 2001 VHS 84min

In 1999, a surgeon and a war correspondent join forces to found a hospital in Afghanistan, a country that has been devastated by civil and border wars for the last twenty years.

President Jimmy Carter

(VIDEO 1424) 1991 VHS 60min

President Carter discusses the presidency from the perspective of a Washington outsider who sought to make human rights a centerpiece of his administration. Carter reflects upon the nature of presidential leadership, illustrated by the Camp David accords, the Iran hostage crisis, the Panama Canal Treaty, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and the energy crisis.

The Taliban Legacy

(VIDEO 4406) 2001 VHS 35min

A report on current conditions in Afghanistan. The program focuses on the havoc created by the Taliban regime, which has resulted in two million Afghans fleeing the country.

Bob Bovier, Working with Afghan Refugees in Pakistan

(VIDEO 1910) 1991 VHS 28min

An HSU alumnus presents film footage of his work with the International Rescue Committee Rehabilitation Program involving irrigation, public health, innoculation programs, agriculture, and training for administrative management. Constraint factors such as civil war, refugees, tribal feuds, and environmental disaster are discussed.

The Kirghiz of Afghanistan

(VIDEO 4531) 1975 VHS 60min

The Kirghiz, who are skilled at herd management, have adapted well to a cold and difficult environment on the “Roof of the world.” In working, celebrating, interacting with each other, and adapting to new ways in a new environment, the Kirghiz demonstrate the dignity and purpose of their lives.

Published by admin on July 20th, 2007 tagged Kite Runner, Related Viewing

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