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Afghanistan: The Wounded Land - Part 3: Taliban

Season 05  Episode 3

Although the Soviet occupation in Afghanistan was over, the country fell into chaos. Ethnic groups and Mujahideen factions continued fighting and so, the war entered a new, more ruthless phase: the Civil War. At the same time, with the support of Pakistan and the blessing of the clergy, the Taliban emerged and triumphed. The movement transformed Afghanistan into a laboratory for a new type of Islamic state and the training ground for Osama bin Laden's terrorist network under their rule.

PART 3: TALIBAN features Shukria Barakzai, who taught in a clandestine school for girls; Heela Najibullah, the daughter of the last communist president of Afghanistan; and Nadia Ghulam, a girl who pretended to be a boy to feed her family during the Taliban era.

Narrated by author Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner).



A conversation about the generational effects of endless war on Afghan women. Directors of 'Afghanistan: The Wounded Land' Mayte Carrasco and Marcel Mettelsiefen are joined by Nasrin Nawa, former senior journalist for the BBC in Afghanistan, and Zohra Yusuf Daoud, a Kabul native, women’s rights activist and former media advisor to the First Lady of Afghanistan. Moderated by author, journalist and NBC Analyst Atia Abawi. Watch the recording!