In the last week, those headlines appeared in The Washington Post. They follow months, years, decades of similar headlines, detailing the violence and strife in a country that has seen two generations grow into adulthood knowing only war.
For German journalist and filmmaker Lukas Augustin, though, those stories did not tell of the country he fell in love with while working in humanitarian aid from 2006 to 2008. Last week, he and his wife, photographer Salome Augustin, released a short film called “Touch Down in Flight,” that captured the place beyond the gunfire, explosions and terror. It is a rich, finely crafted portrait:
In a related story, check out the young Afghan woman who is betting $1 million that what her country needs is some good old-fashioned bowling.