This is the second part of the video registration of the Docs4thought debate about Afghanistan, including a scene of the ‘Tegenlicht’ documentary film ‘Exit Afghanistan’ by Olaf Oudheusden https://tegenlicht.vpro.nl/afleveringen/2009-2010/exit-afghanistan.html. Other guests are Jan van der Meulen, Marijke Jongbloed and Peter ter Velde.
What do the Dutch know about the events in Afghanistan? What exactly happened there? Have we been informed properly? Perhaps, have we been too focused on the role of Dutch military and haven’t we given enough attention to the complicated political and social situation in the area. And, what happens to Afghanistan when in 2014 the US retreats and the country is left to rule by itself?
Marijk Jongbloed, documentary film maker and director of ‘Smile and Wave’ 2003.
Peter ter Velde: regular news reporter from Afghanistan and director of documentary film ‘Fokking Hell’ 2010.
Jan van der Meulen: sociologist at the Leiden University and Dutch Defension Academy.
Olaf Oudheusden: documentary filmmaker of ‘Exit Afghanistan’ 2010.
The host is journalist and Middle-East correspondent Thomas Loudon.