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Afghan Journey: En Route to Kandahar

December 27, 2001

We continue our Afghan Journey this morning with award-winning filmmaker, Jon Alpert, his video crew, and MasudaSultan, a young woman who is returning to her native Kandahar for the first time since the United States beganbombing on October 7. We spoke to them yesterday, as they were returning from a refugee camp in the border town ofChaman. Since then, they have had quite a journey. We speak to them now as they approach the outskirts of Kandahar,where they will visit with some of the surviving members of Masouda Sultan’s extended family.


  • Jon Alpert, filmmaker and journalist, Downtown Community Television.
  • Tami Alpert, Downtown Community Television video team.
  • Masouda Sultan, Afghan-American woman going home to Kandahar.