HSU Library Video Titles on Pakistan and Afghanistan

Posted By admin on August 17, 2009

HSU Library owns a number of videos which provide in depth coverage of topics relating to the area where Three Cups of Tea is set.  These can be checked out by faculty or students.  Or, use viewing stations on the second floor of the library.

Frontline World. stories from a small planet

(VIDEO 6996) 2008 DVD 60min

An episode originally aired on February 26, 2008. First segment is about Pakistan titled State of Emergency – it follows the Pakistani army into the Swat Valley as they fight Taliban insurgents.

Democracy Now!

(VIDEO 7165) 2008 DVD 59min

Senators John McCain and Barack Obama debate Iraq, Pakistan, Russia during first debate. Air date: September 29, 2008.

Afghan Stories

(VIDEO 6029) 2006 DVD 60min

This documentary takes us on a daring journey through Afghanistan in the midst of the US invasion.


(VIDEO 6028) 2005 DVD 85min

Story about an Afghan-born Canadian journalist who returns to her homeland in a desperate attempt to reach her sister.

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, as part of Take Back the Night 2006. Hosted by the HSU Women’s Resource Center.

Balancing Acts

(VIDEO 7227) 2005 DVD 23min

In Pakistan, 17year-old Hina is challenging tradition to complete her education. In Afghanistan, returning refugees like Maa Gul want the government to honor their right to shelter.

Beyond the Frame: Alternative Perspectives on the War on Terrorism

(VIDEO 5652) 2004 DVDS 146min

In 23 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.” http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/campaign/

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.

Don’t Ask Why

(VIDEO 4498) 1999 VHS 58min

The award winning director Sabiha Sumar gives us an intimate look at the life of Ayesha who shares her dreams of education as well as her conflicts with her Muslim religion and her father.

My Son the Fanatic

(VIDEO 4604) 1999 VHS 87min

Parvez, a cab driver who left Pakistan in search of a better life must choose between his friendship with a woman not his wife and his son, who has adopted increasingly traditional beliefs.

It Takes a Child: Craig Kielburger Story

(VIDEO 5059) 1998 VHS 56min

Craig Kielburger was 12 years old when child labor activist Iqbal Massih was killed in Pakistan. That event changed Craig’s life forever. He went on a seven-week trip to South Asia to find out everything he could about the lives of child laborers. What he learned has turned him into a passionate, articulate, and incredibly effective advocate on their behalf. With a group of his peers Craig has founded “Free the Children,” a children’s organization that now has 10,000 members in 20 countries. Following in the footsteps of the Civil Rights and Women’s movements, the Children’s Crusade has just begun.

Partition of Pakistan: Legacy of Blood

(VIDEO 3499) 1998 VHS 51min

Looks at the Partition of Pakistan and uses extensive original film footage of the partition period to illustrate the conflict and the political situation.

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 Birth of Pakistan

(VIDEO 3498) 1973 VHS 20min

On August 15, 1947, Pakistan was born. As the former Indian provinces debated whether to be part of India or Pakistan, religious differences flared into full-scale rioting, which led to large-scale migration; millions moved from India to Pakistan, and vice versa. This program documents the birth of the new country; the death of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, leader of the Moslem League; the economic and political problems of the new country; the Indus Water Treaty; the war in Kashmir; the independence of Bangladesh and the resulting war with India; the rise and fall of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto; Zia’s assumption of power and adoption of strict Islamic rules; the impact of the war in Afghanistan; the death of Zia and the election of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s daughter, Benazir.

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.

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