Afghanistan. The Wounded Land | © LOOKSfilm
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Afghanistan. Das verwundete Land

  • Afghanistan - Der 40-jährige Krieg (Working title)
Documentary Series | 2018-2019 | arte, NDR [de] | History, Politics, War | Germany

Shooting data

Start of shooting20/12/2018
End of shooting13/09/2019
Number of shooting days35
LocationsKabul, London, Berlin, Köln, Austin, Washington D.C., Genf, Oslo, Barcelona

Brief synopsis

AFGHANISTAN. THE WOUNDED LAND – in English narrated by Khaled Hosseini (author of "The Kite Runner") - looks at six decades of Afghan history through the eyes of those who were there: warriors and civilians, men and women. Their personal memories of the golden era, the Soviet occupation, the civil war, the Taliban regime, of 9/11 and its aftermath open new perspectives onto Afghanistan, its people and its destiny. These stories reflect in an unparalleled selection of archive footage, unearthed in Afghanistan, Russia and the Arab world. Thus, this documentary grants new insight into what went tragically wrong in the past - and what future is being hoped for.


Director of photographyJörg Junge
Director of photographyMax Preiss
Director of photographyMikhail Galustov
Director of photographyMarcel Mettelsiefen
DirectorMayte Carrasco
DirectorMarcel Mettelsiefen
EditorAnnette Muff
EditorCatrin Vogt
EditorPhilipp Gromov
EditorStephan Ellis
ComposerChristopher Bremus
ComposerMichael Kadelbach
ProducerGunnar Dedio
ProducerChristin Schutta
ProducerLucio Mollica
Show runner/ series producerLucio Mollica
Assistant-/ junior-producerAnja Zhukova
Line producerLeonardo Re
Line producerJan Heinrich Müller
Production managerMelanie Braun
Production managerMelanie Clausen
Post production coordinatorMarkus Thüne
Post production assistantVolker Schulze
ScreenwriterMarcel Mettelsiefen
ScreenwriterMayte Carrasco
ScreenwriterClaire Billet
Co-writerLucio Mollica
Archive researchManuel Heller
Archive researchLukas Mutschler
Archive researchMariam Ghani
Sound recordist (non fiction)Jens Mattner
Sound recordist (non fiction)Christoph Wonneberger
Sound recordist (non fiction)Moritz Kerst
Sound re-recording mixerTobias Fritzsch
Sound designerMaximilian Pongratz
Adr recordistAndré KlarVO-Recording
Commissioning editor in chargeUlrike Dotzer
Editorial assistantKristina Madejczyk
Editorial assistantJuliane Kirchberger
TranscriptorStefan Walter

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Cameras and UtilitiesLudwig Kameraverleih GmbH
Sound (Postproduction)Soundscape StudiosVoice Over Recording


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
LOOKSfilm2021Grimme Preis [de]Information & KulturNominated


TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
First showingGermanyarteTuesday, 07/04/2020, 8.15 PM