Search for the Afghan Girl documentary
I don’t watch much TV anymore these days. Actually, it’s been a few years. The times I do sit down is to watch American Idol and tennis grand slam tournaments with my dad.
I guess because of the time factor, it’s hard to keep up with scheduled TV and I make up for it by watching some stuff online – YouTube et al.
Image taken from Giuseppe Nicoloro from Flickr under the Creative Commons License.
Well, thank God for YouTube because yesterday, a friend on Facebook – Willy – shared this National Geographic documentary called Search for the Afghan girl.
You might recognise that picture of the girl above as it was taken many, many years ago and has become one of the most iconic images of the 20th century. When the photographer Steve McCurry found out that the refugee area where he took that picture in 1984 was going to be demolished, he attempted to go back to Pakistan to look for the woman.
This show documents the journey, and it was quite amazing. I’m embedding four YouTube videos here, which I watched last night as I deal with jet lag. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
10.31pm Malaysian time (+8 GMT)