A stunningly bleak portrait of a young generation under the growing influence of the Taliban in Pakistan
This fresh and startling report takes viewers inside the daunting daily lives of children in Pakistan who will influence the destiny of that region and potentially of the world. Dan Edge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy penetrated areas we seldom see to bring out the voices of young people caught in the turmoil between the rising militant insurgents and the army. In the turbulent Swat Valley, a mortar falls nearby while young girls give reporter Obaid-Chinoy a tour of their school that had been shut down by the Taliban. The team embedded with the Pakistani military, and a Taliban recruiter explained to them how he lures children to be suicide bombers. This impressive report is a dispassionate eyewitness account of Pakistan today, and part of a new wave of video reporting from the frontlines.
Sharmeen Obaid-Chony, reporter, producer; Dan Edge, producer, director, cameraman, composer; Julia Barron, executive producer for October Films; Alex Archer, editor; Ken Dornstein, senior producer; Fazeelat Aslam, Asad Faruqi, associate producers; Justine Faram, production manager; David Fanning, executive producer
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