THE TRAP

THE TRAP

40 YEARS OF WAR IN AFGHANISTAN

In this series we look at the past 40 years of Afghan history through the individual perspectives of men and women, who played a decisive role or had a unique point of view on these events, to understand the journey of this nation from paradise to hell.

Alongside with our protagonists, the unicity of the series lies in the many treasures we found via an intense archive research that has been ongoing for more than a year. This footage allows us to delve into the country´s history and to accompany the stories of our characters.
 

THE EPISODES

Our Path to Hell – 1970s
The end of the Afghan golden age.

We Called it Jihad – 1980s
David vs Goliath. How the Soviet army lost its first and last war.

War is Just a Game – 1990s–2001
The rise of the Taliban.

Warlords’ Land – post–2001
Why even the largest coalition in history failed to bring peace to Afghanistan.