ALBUM: Behind Taliban Lines

The war in Afghanistan is frequently reported from the frontlines by journalists embedded with US and international forces. However, the war is almost never seen from the other side. During late 2009, Najibullah managed to embed himself with an insurgent cell closer to Al-Qaeda than the Taliban, the notorious Hezb-i-Islam. This film documents Najibullah’s trip as he accompanies the group in northern Afghanistan, filming and interviewing while they prepare attacks on U.S./NATO supply routes and personnel. However, as the film takes an unexpected turn, Najibullah finds himself falling back on his escape plan sooner than expected when his hosts are instructed to kill him.

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