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Friday, November 04, 2011

The Afghanistan I know

last year, frustrated by the u.s. media's endless, narrow, and extremely one-sided portrayal of afghanistan as 24/7 violence, death and destruction, and always from the perspective of the u.s. military, i put together my own presentation on afghanistan and delivered it at all the branches of the local library district... most were lightly attended except for the one i did for a local education group for seniors that attracted nearly 100 people... virtually everyone who came, however, was surprised and pleased to get a different take on the country, a take that included ordinary people, people just like you and me...

my good friend in kabul sent me this video yesterday... it does in 5 minutes what i spent an hour and a half doing in my presentation...

from the blog post...

As each of us has his own impression of Afghanistan that is predominantly marked with pictures of foreign forces, explosions and terror, we were privileged to have access to capture daily life and portrait some people of Afghanistan.

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