I picked up this tape with enthusiasm: Afghanistan: The Lost Truth. A lot of truths about Afghanistan have been lost, covered up or otherwise mislaid recently. During an earlier episode of Bush’s alleged War on Terror (provisionally titled “We Get Bin Laden”, later re-branded), Afghanistan was on our screens all the time. Since then, the country has been ‘liberated’ from the Taliban into the hands of warlords more congenial to Bush, and things have gone quiet on the international media front. So Iranian filmmaker (and distinguished film actor) Yassamin Maleknasr’s film is welcome.


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