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Ahmed Shah Massoud by Malhotra, Iqbal

This informative documentary is about the life and times of the late Commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, the famous Afghan leader. He was assassinated by two Tunisian assassins on September 9, 2001, ostensibly as part of the 9/11 process to draw the US into the Afghan war.

Human Interest
In a region where militant Islam has seeked to entrench and institutionalize itself after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, it was truly an eye opener to discover that one could be faithful and devout Muslim without being a militant one. Ahmed Shah Massoud, who shunned fundamentalist militancy and gave his life to protect his people from it, was such a Muslim.

Historic Interest
From the era of Kipling's Great Game, the story of Afghanistan is one of war and political turmoil. The turbulent life of Ahmed Shah Massoud, as portrayed by Indian director Iqbal Malhotra, is an intricate but essential part of that story.

Director
Malhotra, Iqbal
Copyright Holder
Iqbal Malhotra
Duration
53 min.
Year of release
2005
Language
English

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