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Afghanistan: Beyond the Headlines [Video]


Afghanistan. If you’re like me, most of what you may have learned about this remote region has come from media headlines that have largely shown a country in turmoil. Images of barren desert landscapes seem to dominate. Of course, any reasonable person would deduce that there probably is a lot more to Afghanistan than what news outlets are showing. Fortunately, I happened upon this video that shows a remarkably different Afghanistan than I’ve ever seen. Student videographers Mikai and Armen Karl, have crafted an elegant and stunning visual journey of a country deeply misunderstood by its fellow global citizens. Truthfully, while I was watching it I kept waiting for some sort of tourism slogan to pop up on the screen.  Yep, the video actually made me forget about all the war-themed headlines.

Check it out for yourself:

M. xo

  1. mae
    May 28th, 2014 at 05:09 | #1

    @Mikai Karl Thank you for creating the piece! Keep up the great work! I hope your video is seen by many people. By harnessing the power of the Internet, we can change the narratives of things that have for too long been poorly presented in the mainstream media. I look forward to seeing more work from you and your colleagues and the Delphian School. Best, M. xo

  2. May 28th, 2014 at 00:21 | #2

    Great article! So true that there is more behind the headlines and sometimes that’s where the real truth exists.

  3. Mikai Karl
    May 28th, 2014 at 00:12 | #3

    Thank you so much for writing about this! I really appreciate it and I’m glad that you liked it.

  4. May 27th, 2014 at 23:43 | #4

    Hi! Nice article! I know the student that filmed this. His name is Mikai Karl and he is a senior at The Delphian School and did the video as a senior project. http://www.delphian.org

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