Director Anthony Feinstein's latest documentary focuses on the work of 6 Afghan journalists and comprises five interlinked sections: their exposure to acts of terror, the effects of this exposure on their emotional and physical health, their lack of safety equipment and the absence of psychological therapies for PTSD and depression, the particularly difficult challenges faced by Afghan women journalists and finally, their hope and fears for the future. The decision of the United States to withdraw from Afghanistan and the escalating attacks on journalists by the Taliban and ISIS have left the media in the country in a precarious and dangerous position. This documentary reveals the high psychological cost paid by Afghan journalists in an age of terror.
The screening will be followed by a 30 minute Q&A with the films director, Anthony Feinstein.
MODERATOR: Former Afghanistan Correspondent at BBC
After more than twenty years with the BBC World Service as a foreign correspondent, producer and editor, William set-up Reeve Communications to help clients with a wide range of strategic communications needs in post conflict and developing countries
For nearly five years at different stages before 9/11, William was BBC Afghanistan Correspondent
Professor, Department of Psychiatry at University of Toronto
Anthony Feinstein is a professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.
His research follows two broad strands. The first focuses on the search for cerebral correlates of behavioural disorders associated with multiple sclerosis. His second relates to the study of journalists in conflict situations. He has published a series of seminal studies exploring the psychological effects of conflict on journalists covering the Balkans, Iraq, Mexico, Syria, Kenya, Iran, Afghanistan, the refugee crisis in Europe and the aftermath of the 9/11 attack on New York City.
He currently consults to a number of news organisations including the Globe and Mail, CNN, the New York Times and Agence France Press.
Senior Journalist at the BBC Sana Safi was born in Kabul and raised in Kandahar, Helmand, Nangarhar and across other cities in Afghanistan. Safi left Afghanistan in 2007 and is currently living in the United Kingdom. She is fluent in Pashto, Dari and English.
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