Beneath the veil (D)

United Kingdom, 2001

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Episode of Series “Four corners (Television program)”.
‘Beneath the veil’ charts British reporter Saira Shah’s terrifying journey into Afghanistan at the height of Taliban rule. After two decades of war and four years of Taliban rule, Shah’s documentary captures images of a country that has literally been blown to bits. Afghani citizens, especially women, live in a world of constant fear and terror. Legal public executions take place in front of thousands for crimes such as murder, adultery, prostitution and homosexuality. As a direct result of Taliban rule, woman and children without a ‘breadwinner’ in the family are forced to beg for food or starve. ‘Beneath the veil’ shows a country in moral meltdown, where the suffrage of humans is silenced by the paranoid demands of a fundamentalist religion in all its extremes. Contains graphic and disturbing images throughout with raw images of the daily life under the repressive regime, including public executions.

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Credits

producer/director

Cassian Harrison

production company

Channel 4

Duration

00:45:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
2001

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Group of items

Four corners (Television program)

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

316797

Language

English

Audience classification

M (15+)

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Journalism - Political aspects

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Afghanistan

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Muslim women

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Muslim women - Afghanistan

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Islam and politics - Afghanistan

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Massacres

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Mass murder

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Government, Resistance to

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Islam and politics - Afghanistan

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Islamic fundamentalism - Afghanistan

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Journalism - Political aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Muslim women

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Muslim women - Afghanistan

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Political corruption

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Political persecution

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Taliban

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women political activists

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Women in education

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Muslim women

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Muslim women - Afghanistan

History → History

History → Islam - History

History → Islam and politics - Afghanistan

History → Islamic fundamentalism - Afghanistan

History → Massacres

History → Taliban

Places → Afghanistan

Television

Television → Television series

Television → Television series → Television series - Australia

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VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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