Pictures from Afghanistan

Pictures From Afghanistan is a film memoir of Glaswegian BBC photojournalist David Pratt of his time reporting on Afghanistan from the 1980s to present day.

I like the way this was filmed, really grounding Afghanistan as a place, not a news item. It’s strange to see a guy get in a taxi outside O’Neills pub in Glasgow and get out a taxi in Kabul. But it’s also interesting seeing him revisit places where he took photos in the 90s and contrast the bombed-out horrors to the tentative rebuilding that’s going on now.