Either human rights are equal for everyone, or they're just privileges.

                                                                  Gino Strada, war surgeon Emergency, 2001.                                                                                          


TV Catalunya - (Spain) - February  2003     

BBC four - Storyville - (UK) - Oct. 7th 2002 - 9pm and Oct. 14 - 10pm    

PBS - Point Of View - (USA) - Sept. 9th 2002 - 10pm    

VPRO - (The Netherlands) - Sept.  2002 - 10pm    

RAI 3 (Italy) Sept. 13 2002 10pm                        

Hotdocs Film Festival  - Toronto  - Apr. 25th  May 4th. 2003

Amnesty International film Festival - Amsterdam - Mar. 2003

One World International Film Festival   - Prague - Mar. 2003

Beirut Documentary Film Festival   - Beirut - Nov. 2002

Human Rights Watch International Film Festival - New York - June 2002

Torino Film Festival - DOC 2002 competition    Winner of the Cipputi Award

Politecnico Fandango theatre in Rome - Dec. 2002



Read more about the filmmakers


 Fabrizio Lazzaretti


 Alberto Vendemmiati


 Giuseppe Petitto

From the filmmakers of  JUNG (WAR) IN THE LAND OF THE MUJAHEDDIN comes a new film. Filmed in  Afghanistan in October through December  2001, the film follows the continuing challenges for surgeon Gino Strada and  medical coordinator Kate Rowlands from the human rights group "Emergency." Having joined forces to set up a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, they saw it shut down by the Taliban. In October, 2001, they decided to re-open the hospital while the city was still under heavy attacks in order to guarantee medical and humanitarian support to civilian war victims.  AFGHANISTAN YEAR 1380 shows life from the perspective of the Afghan people during this extraordinary time, and the treatment of Taliban prisoners of war in Northern Alliance jails. In Dari, Pashto, English, Italian with English subtitles.

More info at:

Produced in association with

RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, RAI 3




PBS, Public Broadcasting Service (USA)



POV American Documentary Inc. POV website


BBC (UK) BBC Four film's webpage

Watch the POV trailer of Afghanistan, collateral damage - Year 1380.

Trailer | PBS

REVIEWS (selection)

US TV to screen Afghan film

WB01626_.gif (272 byte)  BBC News - 27 August 2002

Kabul ER (BBC4) was sobering television, and more than a little depressing.

WB01626_.gif (272 byte)  Gareth McLean, The Guardian, 8 October  2002



High-profile film-makers line-up for September 11 omnibus.

WB01626_.gif (272 byte)  The Guardian - 27 August 2002

One hospital on the frontlines of America’s war on terrorism in Kabul, Afghanistan, redefines the word "emergency".

WB01626_.gif (272 byte)  PBS Pressroom - October   2002