Afghanistan Up Close And On Video
Karim Delgado just spent six months as a
videographer with U.S. Special Forces in Afghanistan. When he got home to New
York he made this video of how he experienced the war from behind his camera. It’s
a film Karim feels the rest of us should see.
the stories of everybody in the video, but here are two of the most poignant:
00:51 The little girl with the head
wound has an infection. A Special Forces medic treated her for weeks before she
got better. She lives in a rural area where the Taliban have been trying to
stop kids from getting an education, by poisoning or destroying wells near
01.59 The boy charging toward the
camera with a gun enlisted to join his local police force. There are so few
able-bodied men in Afghanistan’s rural villages that Special Forces soldiers often end
up training young boys. His gun is loaded with live ammo!