British journalist Saira Shah travels to Afghanistan with a camera crew to document the realities of life under the Taliban. Filmed just months prior to the terrorist attacks of September ... See full summary »

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Cassian Harrison

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Saira Shah
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British journalist Saira Shah travels to Afghanistan with a camera crew to document the realities of life under the Taliban. Filmed just months prior to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the footage reveals the chilling brutality of a fledgling government made up of radicalized followers of Osama bin Laden. Written by Don Kennedy Albert

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Channel 4 [UK]

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English

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26 June 2001 (UK) See more »

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"i was actually disturbed.."
10 January 2002 | by aeonSee all my reviews

technically, shah's work on this documentary was excellent. the information was delivered in a truly haunting method, as if the information itself wasn't horrific enough.

as far as the effect her documentary had on me, i don't suppose i could say anything that different from what has already been said... but when i watched this, i felt i'd understood why my father volunteered for vietnam when he was seventeen years old; why he and other americans felt justified, felt that they were only trying to help.. shah's "beneath the veil" definitely sets her apart from pseudojournalists trying to bank off of sensationalism without playing headgames or guilt trips.


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