HU OSA 350-4-1 Afghanistan

Identity statement

Reference code
HU OSA 350-4-1
Title
Afghanistan
Date(s)
1999 - 2001
Description level
Series
Extent and medium (processed)
6 Beta SP, 0.18 linear meters

Content and structure

Scope and Content (Abstract)
This series of six tapes contains documentaries investigating the Taliban rule in Afghanistan, raw footage about Afghan refugees, as well as media coverage of Soviet troops’ withdrawal from Afghan soil.
Accruals

Not expected

Conditions of access and use

Conditions governing access
Open to the public.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyrights are held by creators/producers (no rights are held by OSA at CEU).
Languages
Afghan Persian, Dari, English, Pushto; Pashto
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
6 Beta SP NTSC tapes.
Call Number Description
Beta SP #1
350-4-1:1/1
Returnees to Herat, Afghanistan
Report on Afghan refugees returning to Herat. Interviews with various UNHCR aid workers and refugees.
raw material, Dari language, Date of Production: ca. 1999, Duration: 10 min.
Beta SP #2
350-4-1:2/1
The Lost Tribes
Documentary about the plight of Afghan refugees in Pakistan fleeing from the war with the Soviet Union.
documentary film, English language, Date of Production: ca. 1999, Duration: 50 min.
Beta SP #3
350-4-1:3/1
UNHCR - Afghans Fleeing Fighting in Kabul
The tape contains recordings of Afghan refugee camps as well as interviews with refugees and UNHCR workers. Inside the camps, UNHCR relief trucks are delivering food and water to the refugees while the Red Cross and Red Crescent medical station, sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), is providing for those in immediate need.
raw material, Pashto language, Date of Production: 1999-01-26, Duration: 10 min.
Beta SP #4
350-4-1:4/1
Beneath the Veil
The Taliban imposed strict Islamic laws from the time it took control of most of Afghanistan in 1996. In "Beneath the Veil," journalist Saira Shah travels to Afghanistan to see the effects of the Taliban's rule on her father's homeland. She discovers public executions, allegations of human rights violations like massacres and torture, and a place where women are forced to beg because they are prevented from working—but she also found that the first voices of protest come from the most repressed, including an opposition group that uses hidden cameras to film executions.
documentary film, English language, Date of Production: 2001, Duration: 53 min.
Beta SP #5
350-4-1:5/1
Abandon All Hope: Welcome to Afghanistan
In the spring of 2000, filmmaker Len Sherman slipped into northern Afghanistan to meet the resistance fighters struggling against Osama bin Laden and the ruling Taliban. Once there, he had had the opportunity to speak with a number of followers of bin Laden and the Taliban. Shot one year before 9/11 in the mountains of northern Afghanistan, “Abandon All Hope” details the designs of al-Qaeda and the Taliban to attack the U.S.
documentary film, English language, Date of Production: 2001, Duration: 48 min.
Beta SP #6
350-4-1:6/1
[Balkan Reports]
Clip 1: Paul Davies, correspondent for ITV News, reports on the rocket attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan, launched by the Mujahideen following the withdrawal of Russian troops from Afghan soil. Contains footage of overpopulated hospitals with civilian casualties, Soviet planes carrying food and weapons, and former refugees returning to Afghanistan. Clip 2: raw footage of Mujahideen rebels hiding in the mountains, re-grouping and organizing themselves, in the event of Russia pulling out its troops from Afghanistan. Clip 3: news report about a bomb attack in Kabul that led to 11 deaths, and details about the withdrawal of the Soviet troops. Clip 4: report about the Soviet troops pulling out of Afghanistan, and a discussion on the effectiveness of the Afghan defense forces to fend off guerrilla attacks and maintain the country's safety. Includes footage of several government and army officials, including the Afghan President Mohammad Najibullah and the Afghan Deputy Prime Minister.
television program, English language, Date of Production: ca. 1997, Duration: 15 min.
350-4-1:6/2
[Afghanistan Footage]
Clip 1: Paul Davies, correspondent for ITV News, reports on the rocket attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan, launched by the Mujahideen following the withdrawal of Russian troops from Afghan soil. Contains footage of overpopulated hospitals with civilian casualties, Soviet planes carrying food and weapons, and former refugees returning to Afghanistan. Clip 2: raw footage of Mujahideen rebels hiding in the mountains, re-grouping and organizing themselves, in the event of Russia pulling out its troops from Afghanistan. Clip 3: news report about a bomb attack in Kabul that led to 11 deaths, and details about the withdrawal of the Soviet troops. Clip 4: report about the Soviet troops pulling out of Afghanistan, and a discussion on the effectiveness of the Afghan defense forces to fend off guerrilla attacks and maintain the country's safety. Includes footage of several government and army officials, including the Afghan President Mohammad Najibullah and the Afghan Deputy Prime Minister.
television program, English language, Date of Production: ca. 1999, Duration: 32 min.