BBC Learning Zone Clips

CLIP 14123

The other side of Afghanistan

The other side of Afghanistan
Key Info
  • The other side of Afghanistan
  • Duration: 02:55
  • Zahira, a 23-year-old Afghan-Canadian girl, describes her experiences of travelling around Afghanistan. She believes that the country has been misrepresented in the media, and she wants to show the peaceful side of Afghanistan, away from fighting, bombings and suicide attacks. She meets local people at the market and watches a Buzkashi match, the national sport of Afghanistan. She explains that although the future for Afghanistan can sometimes seem rather bleak, she is still optimistic that the people will overcome these problems. An exclusive online film made to accompany the BBC Three series 'Our War'.
  • Subject:

    Citizenship and Modern Studies


    International Conflict

  • Keywords: OurWar, Afghanistan, war, conflict, Taliban, media, misconception, Buzkashi
Ideas for use in class
  • Could be used to challenge student's preconceptions of life in Afghanistan.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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