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Film

Afghanistan. Imprisoned and free

Director

Vahur Laiapea

Country

Estonia

Best Short Documentary

Length

28:00

About

The Soviet Forces invaded Afghanistan in 1979.1.5 million Afghans lost their lives in the war. 417 Soviet soldiers were imprisoned or remained missing in action. The majority of them were killed. The lives of some soldiers were spared under the con- dition that they converted to Islam. No one knows exactly how many former Soviet soldiers there are still alive in Afghanistan. Bahretdin Hakimov is a former Soviet sol- dier, former mujahid and former Talib. His disappearance is dated September 7, 1980. He was missing for over thirty years, he was presumed dead by until 2013. After long years spent fighting,he was allowed to take a job as a guide at the Jihad Museum in Herat.

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