Afghanistan: The Wounded Land (2020): S01E04

Introduction In the early 1970’s Afghanistan was at a cross road between modernity and tradition, and Islam and Communism. When the communists seized power, the contradictions exploded and a never-ending war began. Also known as Afghanistan: Das verwundete Land (original German title) and Afghanistan: The Injured Country (Informal literal English title). Outline As a result… Read More

Afghanistan: The Wounded Land (2020): S01E03

Introduction In the early 1970’s Afghanistan was at a cross road between modernity and tradition, and Islam and Communism. When the communists seized power, the contradictions exploded and a never-ending war began. Also known as Afghanistan: Das verwundete Land (original German title) and Afghanistan: The Injured Country (Informal literal English title). Outline The Soviet army… Read More

Afghanistan: The Wounded Land (2020): S01E02

Introduction In the early 1970’s Afghanistan was at a cross road between modernity and tradition, and Islam and Communism. When the communists seized power, the contradictions exploded and a never-ending war began. Also known as Afghanistan: Das verwundete Land (original German title) and Afghanistan: The Injured Country (Informal literal English title). Outline In 1979, Afghanistan… Read More

Afghanistan: The Wounded Land (2020): S01E01

Introduction In the early 1970’s Afghanistan was at a cross road between modernity and tradition, and Islam and Communism. When the communists seized power, the contradictions exploded and a never-ending war began. Also known as Afghanistan: Das verwundete Land (original German title) and Afghanistan: The Injured Country (Informal literal English title). Outline In the 1960s,… Read More

Afghanistan: The Wounded Land Documentary Series Overview (2020)

Introduction In the early 1970’s Afghanistan was at a cross road between modernity and tradition, and Islam and Communism. When the communists seized power, the contradictions exploded and a never-ending war began. Also known as Afghanistan: Das verwundete Land (original German title) and Afghanistan: The Injured Country (Informal literal English title). Outline A look at… Read More

Afghan Breakdown (1991)

Introduction Afghan Breakdown (Russian: Афганский излом, translit. Afganskiy Izlom) is a 1991 war drama film about the Soviet-Afghan War directed by Vladimir Bortko and co-produced by Italy and the Soviet Union (Lenfilm). Michele Placido plays the protagonist, Major Bandura, a commander of a unit of Soviet paratroopers, co-starring with several popular Soviet actors. The movie… Read More

Leaving Afghanistan (2019)

Introduction Leaving Afghanistan (Russian: Братство, romanised: Bratstvo) is a Russian war film directed and written by Pavel Lungin. Outline Set between 1988 and 1989 in the closing stages of the Soviet-Afghan War, the plot, based upon a true story, centres around the men of the 108th Motor Rifle Division, whose withdrawal from Afghanistan is put… Read More