Jung means war in the Dari language. It is a word laden with meaning for the Afghan people. The war has shaped their day-to-day living, becoming a brutal normality, even mistaken for the essence of life itself. Jung is a narrative documentary which follows the human and professional adventure of its protagonists. A war surgeon has an important project: To set up an emergency hospital for civilian war victims. He is accompanied by an old war correspondent who has been reporting from Afghanistan ever since the Soviet invasion. The first act is the survey mission carried out in February 1999. The city of Charikar is chosen as the designated site for the construction of the hospital. But in July 1999 a sudden Taliban attack forces the Mujaheddin army and the civil population to a desperate escape. An emergency site is found in the village of Anobah, in the Panshir Valley. The third act of the account (February-May 2000) bears witness to the life of the hospital with its daily tragedies, ... Written by
Giuseppe Petitto <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A film making you think about another side of war.
I watched this film at the Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema today. An Italian doctor, a British nurse and an Italian journalist made two visits to the area north of Kabul in Afghanistan during 1999 and 2000. They try to establish a hospital in the area where fighting going on in the country. There was one man injured who lost his leg during the fight, he still want to fight to defend his land. Then there are the littlest victims of all are children, they want the war to stop so that can go back to school. The film would made you think about in a different way. Something worth the trouble of watching.
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