Adeel Alam struggles to balance his pro-wrestling career, where he portrays a terrorist in the ring, with his Muslim faith.
The story of one man's frustration with his generation of modern Arabs who appear Western but are more conservative than the traditional Arabs. While there are many films about hypocrisy in the Middle East made by Western filmmakers, Not Quite The Taliban is the first to be made by an Arab who puts himself on the line by speaking up about the taboos, such as his homosexuality.
Sushmita and Jaanbaz live in India, and they are in love. They intend to marry, but Sushmita's family is strongly opposed to the marriage, since Jaanbaz is a Muslim and they are Hindus. But Sushmita and Jaanbaz do get married, and Jaanbaz takes her with him to his country--Afghanistan. On the way there, Sushmita is horrified to see mutilated corpses, bomb explosions, and armed militants. She is terrified and asks Jaanbaz to take her back, but Jaanbaz takes her to his home.
Frontline followers a reporter who is embedded with Hezb-e-Islami who are group of insurgents allied with the Taliban.
It's early 2007. In Pakistan's mountainous region of Waziristan, Taliban recruitment is surging, and its members are calling for the resignation of President Pervez Musharraf; this absorbing documentary examines the Taliban's revival. Exploring how and where young recruits are found, the documentary chronicles the unstable situation in the tribal areas, where fugitive al-Qaida fighters have fueled anti-Musharraf and anti-American sentiment.
An insight into a girls' school in Afghanistan which imposes an even stricter interpretation of Islam than the Taliban.
Recorded live at the sold-out 2003 Paramount Comedy Festival in Brighton, stand-up comedian Robert Newman performs From Caliban To The Taliban - 500 Years of Humanitarian Intervention; a painstakingly researched tale of capitalist expansion and America’s global terror campaign waged “with goodwill to all.” Few stand-ups have attempted to create causal links between a 1609 Bermuda shipwreck and US adventures in Guatemala, via Shakespeare and Sir Francis Bacon. Hardly a laugh a minute you might think, but Newman has managed to pepper this unlikely comic dish with the endearing gags that made him famous.
The Woman Who Joined The Taliban is the personal and tragic story of a woman’s quest for truth amidst the global war on terrorism. Beverley Giesbrecht is a publishing executive and devout Christian living near Vancouver, when the events of September 11th change her life. Within seven months, she converts to Islam and begins a journey that takes her to the heart of Taliban territory in the mountains of Pakistan.
Witness the fight on the ground and in the skies above this territory, known as "Talibanistan” For eight years the Taliban and Al-Qaeda have bogged down US and NATO troops in Afghanistan – all the while seizing territory and creating chaos in nuclear-armed Pakistan. In October 2009, under pressure from the US, Pakistan announced that it would launch a military campaign designed to destroy the Taliban. The Taliban responded with a series of brazen attacks against the Pakistani Army, the police, and civilians, leaving the US in doubt over Pakistan's ability to secure its nuclear weapons, and its own ability to fight the agile Taliban in Afghanistan. Witness the fight on the ground and in the skies above this territory, known as "Talibanistan”, during these explosive days. Who is winning this war and is this Obama's Vietnam or will he be the first to pacify Afghanistan?
In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker (Tina Fey) decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged from her comfortable American lifestyle, Barker finds herself in the middle of an out-of-control war zone. Luckily, she meets Tanya Vanderpoel (Margot Robbie), a fellow journalist who takes the shellshocked reporter under her wing. Amid the militants, warlords and nighttime partying, Barker discovers the key to becoming a successful correspondent.