Distributor:  MediaStorm
Length:  27 minutes
Date:  2011
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English; Pushto; Dari / English subtitles
Grade level: 10-12, college, adults
Color/BW:  Color / Black and White
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A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan

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Based on 14 trips to Afghanistan between 1994 and 2010, A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan is the work of photojournalist Seamus Murphy. His work chronicles a people caught time and again in political turmoil, struggling to find their way.

A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan

Based on 14 trips to Afghanistan between 1994 and 2010, photojournalist Seamus Murphy chronicles a people caught time and again in political turmoil, struggling to find their way while their desire for self-determination is often overlooked.

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Emmy Year: 2012 Place: Nominee Category: New Approaches To News & Documentary Programm Fotoweek DC International Year: 2012 Place: First Category: Multimedia Anthropographia Year: 2012 Place: Shortlist Category: Multimedia Media for Liberty Award Year: 2012 Place: Winner Category: Winning Submission Pictures of the Year International Year: 2012 Place: Finalist Category: Documentary Project of the Year Pictures of the Year International Year: 2012 Place: Award of Excellence Category: Long Form Documentary


Main credits

Murphy, Seamus (filmmaker)
Murphy, Seamus (photographer)
Maierson, Eric (film producer)

Other credits

Photography and video, Seamus Murphy; interview camera, Ian Bodenham.

Distributor credits

Brian Storm

Photography and Video: Seamus Murphy
Producer: Eric Maierson
Executive Producer: Brian Storm
Associate Producer: Leandro Badalotti
Graphics: Tim Klimowicz
Sound Mix: Bruce Strong
Intern: Avinash Tharoor
Interview camera: Ian Bodenham
Additional Footage: Afghan Film Organization, Salome Augustin / Augustin Pictures
Photography and Video (Epilogue): Seamus Murphy
Producer (Epilogue): Tucker Walsh, Eric Maierson
Executive Producer (Epilogue): Brian Storm
Additional Footage (Epilogue): Charles Sennott
Associate Producer (Epilogue): Leandro Badalotti
Graphics (Epilogue): Tim Klimowicz
Intern (Epilogue): Avinash Tharoor

Docuseek2 subjects

Cultural Anthropology
Iraq-Afghan War
Middle East Studies

Distributor subjects

Afghanistan, American Studies, Anthropology, Children & Youth, Conflict & Resolution, History, Middle Eastern Studies, Photojournalism, Women Studies


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