This video is called Beyond Belief – Afghan Womens’ Hardship and Hunger.
From Associated Press:
Afghan Stars Defecting on Trips Abroad
‘Afghan Star’ host, athletes defect during trips abroad to escape poverty, war
By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer
KABUL March 16, 2009
When the American Idol-type singing contest holds its finale this week, one popular veteran of the TV series won’t be there: the show’s longtime host.
“Afghan Star,” an American Idol-style singing contest, sent host Daoud Sediqi to Utah’s Sundance Film Festival in January, where the affable Afghan watched a film in which he starred collect two prizes, including the audience prize for world documentary.
Sediqi never returned.
The same goes for a female athlete on Afghanistan‘s Olympic team while training for the Beijing games last summer. And last month three players and a trainer on the country’s junior soccer (football) team disappeared in Europe.
But in recent months even the country’s stars have sought a better life overseas.
Britain: PROTESTERS chained themselves to a detention centre at an airport on Tuesday in a bid to halt the deportation of 50 Iraqi refugees: here.
Tariq Ali on a People’s Victory in Pakistan, Obama’s Escalation of Afghanistan War, and 6 Years of US Occupation in Iraq: here.
AMNESTY has called on Islamabad to provide humanitarian aid to over 65,000 war refugees in impoverished North West Frontier province: here.
PAKISTANI jets bombed Islamic militant positions in the Swat Valley on Friday amid a mounting refugee crisis: here.