Shot in 1999 and 2000, this documentary follows the efforts of two Italians--one a
surgeon, the other a war correspondent--as they try to set up an emergency hospital in
northern Afghanistan. But with bullets and rockets flying everywhere, routine tasks like
picking a location and hiring a staff prove nearly impossible.
There's plenty of brutal war imagery in "Jung," given the reality of Afghan life
for the past couple of decades. And, certainly, there's plenty of heroism, given the
film's subject matter. But what makes this story special is the way it captures the
Afghans' own response to the hospital project. As the locals line up to volunteer their
efforts and interact with the Westerners who have come to aid them, "Jung"
transcends the morbid realm of war and becomes a testament to humanity and courage.
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A movie about real heros and real people
Posted by Daniel on Nov. 30, 2001
This is an unbelievable documentary about Afganistan, its beautiful and devastated people,
and real heroes who save the world one person at a time. For those interested in non-CNN
(and before CNN)view of the civil war in Afganistan, the effects of land mines on
civilians and some interesting characters, including Massood and Rabbani.
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