Afghanistan: Kabul under the Taliban

Aug 12, 2023 | Music, People, Videos

After the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, people in Kabul are living in fear. Young and educated elites are in an especially desperate situation. “License to Kill”, a new documentary by Nick Connolly, follows the stories of Maryam, a journalist, and Gholam, a musician, who can no longer pursue their passions. While the Taliban promised peace and security, the militias of the Islamic State terrorist group have only brought death and destruction to the city. As people face overwhelming economic problems and lose their way of life, the film shows how some are fighting to keep their hope alive in a situation where the future is uncertain.
As the situation in Kabul deteriorates following the Taliban’s takeover, a new documentary shows the personal stories of people trying to survive in the chaos. “License to Kill”, a film by Nick Connolly, explores the struggles of a city ravaged by war, terrorism, and economic hardship. Maryam, a journalist, and Gholam, a musician, are just two of the many citizens in Kabul struggling to maintain their way of life. Against this backdrop of uncertainty, the film captures the bravery and resilience of those who have refused to give up their dreams in the face of the unimaginable.

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