An exclusive look at the world of the Pashtuns, Afghanistan’s largest ethnic group. Fifteen years ago, when war broke out Merwais left his home in the Kunar Province for a new life in Europe.
He returns to the notorious Valley of Death, the dangerous tribal area bordering Pakistan, to find out what happened to his friends and family after the American invasion. Travelling to an area closed to most western journalists, he tries to find out why the Taliban are such an enduring force in Afghanistan and are only getting stronger.
What are the prospects for peace in the coming years?
The West invaded Afghanistan in 2001 to topple the Taliban regime with promises of democracy, freedom and women’s rights. It was a disaster. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed. Corruption and abuses are endemic. What went wrong with “the good war”?More info
Kashmir is one of the world’s most heavily militarized zones. At great risk, our team was able to enter both parts of Kashmir, filming in areas that very few journalists are authorized to enter.More info
The honour killing story revealing the conflict between constitutional and tribal justice and the faultlines in Pakistani society.More info