Afghanistan. Imprisoned and free

  • Estonia
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Best Short Documentary // The Soviet Forces invaded Afghanistan in 1979.1.5 million Afghans lost their lives in the war. 417 Soviet soldiers were imprisoned or remained missing in action. The majority of them were killed. The lives of some soldiers were spared under the condition that they converted to Islam. No one knows exactly how many former Soviet soldiers there are still alive in Afghanistan. Bahretdin Hakimov is a former Soviet soldier, former mujahid and former Talib. His disappearance is dated September 7, 1980. He was missing for over thirty years, he was presumed dead by until 2013. After long years spent fighting, he was allowed to take a job as a guide at the Jihad Museum in Herat. Hakimov believes that the mujahideen commander who once spared him his life sold him to the founder of the museum.

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  • Original title
    Afghanistan. Imprisoned and free
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Vahur Laiapea
  • DOP
    Vahur Laiapea
  • Editing
    Urmas Sepp
  • Music
    Tõnu Kõrvits
  • Duration
    28 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Estonia
  • Production is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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