Beneath the Veil

Call Number
350-4-1:4/1

General information

Call No.:
350-4-1:4/1
Part of series
HU OSA 350-4-1 Records of the International Monitor Institute: Middle East: Afghanistan
Located at
BetaSP NTSC #4 / No. 1
Digital ver. identifier
HU_OSA_00009789
Date of production
2001
Date
2001
Level
Item
Primary Type
Moving image
Language
English
Duration
53 min.
Notes
Warning: graphic images.

Content

Form/Genre
Documentary film
Contents Summary
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.

Context

Associated Names
Miller, James (Camera)
Harrison, Cassian (Director)
Shah, Saira (Reporter)
Channel 4 (Copyright holder)