Massoud Documentary

I saw an excellent documentary last night on the National Geographic Channel. Journalist Sebastian Junger, best known for the book The Perfect Storm, travels to Northern Afghanistan and meets with Anti-Taliban leader Ahmad Shah Massoud. Massoud is portrayed as a compassionate yet fierce leader.

Junger traveled with seasoned war photographer Reza, an Iranian now living in France. Reza looked like a very hard case, a professional photographer who had seen the worse that humans could do to one another. However, in one scene he and Junger visit a refugee camp, Reza breaks down in tears when he sees a malnourished baby, just hours away from death. He wipes away the tears and reminds himself, as he snaps pictures, that his job is to expose this injustice to the rest of the world.

Visit the National Geographic Channel website for more information.