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Search for the Afghan Girl, The

Synopsis
In 1985, the haunting picture of an enigmatic Afghan refugee girl with startling sea-green eyes graced the cover of National Geographic magazine and captivated the world. Now years later, the search is on to find the nameless woman whose youthful image became a global symbol of wartime dignity, resilience, and survival. This documentary provides a unique insight into everyday life in Afghanistan today, as well as telling the remarkable story of one woman and her family. It provides a stark contrast to the TV news footage of a war torn country. Journey to the Afghan-Pakistan border with Steve McCurry the photographer who took this world-famous picture as he attempts to track down his anonymous subject once again. Follow clues and rumours through the twisting byways of a teeming refugee camp on a mission to solve this mystery. Witness FBI investigators applying cutting-edge eye-scanning and face-recognition technology to crack the ultimate missing person case. Follow the amazing story of how the National Geographic team has searched for the mystery girl with the green eyes - in search of the Afghan girl. Narrated by Sigourney Weaver.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2003
Subjects
Anthropology; History; Media studies
Keywords
Afghanistan; photography

Credits

Contributor
Sigourney Weaver

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£7.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
52 minutes
Year
2010

Production Company

Name

National Geographic Society

Notes
Programmes distributed in the UK by Quadarant Video

Distributor

Name

FremantleMedia Home Entertainment

Email
videodvd@fremantlemedia.com
Web
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