Resource June 9, 2016

Meet the Journalist: Alexandria Bombach


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Many Afghans are grappling with the decision to leave or stay in Afghanistan right now. Their choice...

Afghanistan by Choice
Dr. Wahid Qaderi kisses his daughter outside of his home in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dr. Qaderi talks about his family's decision to leave Afghanistan in the film 'Afghanistan by Choice.' Image by Alexandria Bombach. Afghanistan, 2016.

Documentary filmmaker Alexandria Bombach talks about the making of her film "Afghanistan by Choice." Filmed in January 2016, "Afghanistan by Choice" serves as a portrait of how it feels to live day to day in Kabul right now—interweaving the lives of five Afghans who are making the choice to stay, leave on a special visa, or leave illegally. This choice is not a simple one. Filled with regret, promise, disappointment, pride, frustration, and hope—every individual stands to lose so much no matter what they decide.

See the short film "Afghanistan by Choice."

Special thanks to Amin Palangi and Brock Williams for their help in making this video.


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