Afghanistan – Touch Down in Flight
Afghanistan. If I recall, my earliest memories of anything Afghani are those of Rabindranath Tagore’s story “Kabuliwalah” which I had read as a kid, Amitabh Bachchan’s movie “Khuda Gawah” which I had seen in my teen years and my liking for Pathani dress as I grew up. Beyond this, Afghanistan never caught my attention until 2001 when it hit headlines worldwide after US led invasion there. Since then, the name Afghanistan invariably brings to my mind the picture of a war torn country. Most of the media coverage has focused on the war in Afghanistan. In midst of all this, very seldom have we got the chance to see, to know how is Afghanistan on a normal day, the people and the life there.
I came across a very beautiful and touching video made by Lukas and Salome Augustin. In their own words –
“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.
We hope the pictures you know will merge with the pictures you see and will enrich your view on the country in the Hindu Kush.”