From Journeyman Pictures: "Children for sale, the Talibans parallel government and a booming kidnap business: this exclusive report uncovers the state of anarchy and lawlessness prevailing across the country today.
In a refugee camp in
the North of Afghanistan, a father sells his son to survive. Say your
goodbyes now, its time to go, says a wealthy woman from Kabul, handing
over $1,500. I sold a piece of my heart to stop my four other children
dying, sobs the father. People are going to Iran and Pakistan, or
joining the Taliban, because theyre poor and dont have a future, says
one impoverished farmer. And where theres poverty, the Taliban are never
far away. Im serving my people" Mulla Meshe, a Taliban commander says;
"in the name of God.
The government is not helping, A mile-long queue of
people wait outside his office near the refugee camp and a few feet
away another Taliban official takes payment for electricity stolen from
the government. In Kabul, lawlessness takes a different form. He said
when we cut off your finger and send it to your family, well find your
money" remembers Homuna Sefe, showing us the well he was held hostage in
for 3 weeks. We are not dealing with poor people, says Matim Khan,
parading an Afghan teenager hes holding hostage. Well take his eyes out,
or sell him to the Taliban. Criminal gangs are united with the Taliban
and ordinary Afghans have lost all faith in a government, which sees
them struggling to survive."