I know it’s short notice and probably only a few of you will be able to access it but tonight (March 24) at 10 pm BBC Scotland is showing a documentary called Pictures from Afghanistan made by journalist David Pratt.
David has spent almost 40 years capturing images of conflicts around the world. Afghanistan, though, is the one country that has stamped its place on his life and career. In this documentary, David aims to demonstrate why Afghanistan, the country and its people are so important to him. We were both in Afghanistan at the same time but we only met last year when we were on a panel discussing Afghanistan at Celtic Connections in Glasgow.
During the documentary, which recently premiered at the Glasgow Film Festival, David visits the Russian Centre for Science and Culture, a site he photographed when it was a ruin on the frontline, and Kabul Zoo, once reduced to rubble.
Also, I want to say a big thank you – tashakor – to new followers, most of whom are Hazara. I suspect it’s thanks to Atiq Lotan spreading the word about my blog, which resulted in 600 visitors yesterday, not only from Afghanistan but from all over the world – from everywhere Hazara people have settled. Bisyar Tashakor!