By Jim Burroughs
Blood at the Lens chronicles filmmaker Jim Burroughs’s eighteen journeys to Afghanistan due to the fact that 1986, the bloody and deceit-ridden interval that observed the conflict opposed to the Soviets, the cessation of yankee aid, the civil struggle, the increase of the Taliban, the hijacking of the rustic through al Qaeda, the U.S.-led invasion, and the herculean attempt to shape a brand new state below the guideline of legislations. casualties of those years of bloodshed have been fellow documentary makers Lee Shapiro and Jim Lindelof, who disappeared on their approach to interview mythical chief Ahmed Shah Massoud in 1987. a part of this illuminating ebook recounts an undercover sortie by means of Burroughs and an in depth buddy of Shapiro into Taliban-controlled territory in 1998 to enquire their disappearance—unaware that at that second quite a few miles away, bin encumbered was once pointing out his warfare opposed to “all Jews and crusaders.” via such own studies, Blood at the Lens records 20 years of treachery and betrayal, braveness and desire in a rustic like no other.
In conjunction with the discharge of Blood at the Lens, Burroughs and fellow filmmakers Suzanne Bauman and Dan Delvaney will unlock their documentary, Shadow of Afghanistan in decide upon towns q4. Filmed over 20 years, this is often the untold tale of Afghanistan, an epic story of assassination, genocide and betrayal obvious throughout the eyes of an Afghan Commander and self reliant newshounds. for additional information at the documentary, click the significant other web site hyperlink above.
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