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Christian Frei's documentary traces the tragic tale of the giant Buddhas of Afghanistan's Bamiyan Valley, which stood as monumental landmarks for 1,500 years until 2001, when the Taliban declared that all non-Islamic statues in the country be destroyed. Despite international protest, the statues were blown up. Through interwoven narratives from past and present, Frei's film sheds light on the disturbing consequences of religious fanaticism.

  1. Christian Frei

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  1. Taysir Alony

  2. Sayeed Mirza Hussain

  3. Peter Mettler

  4. Nelofer Pazira

    Nelofer Pazira

  5. Zémaryalaï Tarzi

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The Giant Buddhas

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  • February 11, 2006
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Original Language English

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