Friday, September 19, 2008

Afghans see occupiers

The Canadian Press profiles Ariel Nasr, a Canadian filmmaker who has made a film about the Afghan diaspora:

Nasr travelled on his own to Afghanistan this summer to interview people about how their lives have changed since the NATO mission began.

Over two weeks, he said he could find no one who said life had improved since the Taliban was ousted and foreign troops moved in. Many, he said, simply saw the international presence as just another occupying force.

''I never met a single person who was really optimistic about the situation,'' he said. ''There was a lot of disillusionment and I think that comes from people not seeing their lives getting better.'' (link)
The film, Good Morning Kandahar, premiered in Halifax recently.

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