The Resource Breaking Point, by Siavash Ebrahimzadeh and Ahmad-Reza Darestani Farahani

Breaking Point, by Siavash Ebrahimzadeh and Ahmad-Reza Darestani Farahani

Label
Breaking Point
Title
Breaking Point
Statement of responsibility
by Siavash Ebrahimzadeh and Ahmad-Reza Darestani Farahani
Contributor
Director
Narrator
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Our camera goes on a dangerous journey to understand Afghanistan. Why can't we bring peace to a nation longing for it? A uniquely Iranian perspective on Afghanistan. At the moment there are some 40,000 international troops stationed in Afghanistan under the NATO command. Yet when the film crew went to visit Kandahar they experienced intense social unrest. An unrest that has led even the state-run newspapers to criticise the incompetence of international forces in their country. 'The Americans haven't done anything whatsoever for the people' says one Kandahar resident who blames the American troops for 'breaking down the unity' of Afghan tribes. Friendliness is not something the foreign media usually associate with the people of Afghanistan. But Abdolhafiz Manssoor, a journalist living in Kabul, provides a different view of the Afghan people: 'there's a sort of moderateness to the Afghan people' he says, explaining that the country's 'meeting point of variant cultures and faiths have created a kind of tolerance'. Oddly enough, its citizens don't view the country's transformation into the world's no. 1 heroin hub and the threats of AL Quada and the Taliban as matters of grave concern. They are too preoccupied trying to make ends meet. 'There's no food to be found for us to eat' says one local man. Another complains 'we've received no financial aid in the last 10 years whatsoever.' The level of corruption amongst civil servants together with the extreme political and partisan divide between government officials and the members of the parliament, have all generated serious problems about moving Afghanistan forward. Amidst all this many in Afghanistan think that the NATO command needs to be reassessed. 'We are thankful towards the countries which have come to help' says one man 'but we ask them not to interfere with our Government.' Others are not so hospitable, stating that Professor Mohammed Sedigh, is not so polite: 'they haven't come here to rebuild our country, they have come to exploit our mines.' Yet many see the foreign forces' presence as a positive, at least until Afghanistan has a 'powerful and central government' in place. Afghanistan is the only country in the world which has experienced 6 different models of government in the last 30 years. At the moment, the situation is still that of political instability, poverty and combat
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ebrahimzadeh, Siavash
  • Farahani, Ahmad-Reza Darestani
  • Marashi, Hamid
  • Higginbotham, Jack
Runtime
55
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle East
  • War and Violence
  • Afghan people
  • Government
  • War
  • Afghanistan
Target audience
adult
Label
Breaking Point, by Siavash Ebrahimzadeh and Ahmad-Reza Darestani Farahani
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (55 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)1795944
  • (OCoLC)794308986
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1795944/marc
  • (EXLCZ)993810000000270788
Video recording format
other
Label
Breaking Point, by Siavash Ebrahimzadeh and Ahmad-Reza Darestani Farahani
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (55 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)1795944
  • (OCoLC)794308986
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1795944/marc
  • (EXLCZ)993810000000270788
Video recording format
other

Library Locations

  • African Studies LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Alumni Medical LibraryBorrow it
    72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA, 02118, US
    42.336388 -71.072393
  • Astronomy LibraryBorrow it
    725 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350259 -71.105717
  • Fineman and Pappas Law LibrariesBorrow it
    765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350979 -71.107023
  • Frederick S. Pardee Management LibraryBorrow it
    595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349626 -71.099547
  • Howard Gotlieb Archival Research CenterBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Mugar Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Music LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Pikering Educational Resources LibraryBorrow it
    2 Silber Way, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349804 -71.101425
  • School of Theology LibraryBorrow it
    745 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350494 -71.107235
  • Science & Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    38 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.348472 -71.102257
  • Stone Science LibraryBorrow it
    675 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350103 -71.103784
Processing Feedback ...