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A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan

A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan

From the Soviet invasion and the mujahideen resistance to the Taliban and the American occupation, A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan examines thirty years of Afghan history. It is the story of ordinary citizens whose lives play out in the shadow of superpowers. There are tales of violence to be sure, but there is also love and even romance.

Based on 14 trips to Afghanistan between 1994 and 2010, photojournalist Seamus Murphy chronicles a people caught time and again in political turmoil, struggling to find their way while their desire for self-determination is often overlooked.

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Main credits

Murphy, Seamus (filmmaker)
Murphy, Seamus (photographer)
Maierson, Eric (film producer)

Other credits

Photography and video, Seamus Murphy; interview camera, Ian Bodenham.

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Distributor subjects

Afghanistan, American Studies, Anthropology, Children & Youth, Conflict & Resolution, History, Middle Eastern Studies, Photojournalism, Women Studies


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