Video Duration 47 minutes 30 seconds
From: Witness

A Child of Afghanistan: 20 Years of War

An epic coming-of-age story that follows Mir as he grows up over the course of 20 years of war in Afghanistan.

“Look at the American planes!” shouts Mir, a mischievous boy of eight.

Mir lived through 9/11 when his homeland became ground zero in the so-called “war on terror”.

Growing up over the following 20 years, his life is marked by adventure, hardship and surprise.

Now 27 and living in Kabul, his dramatic story offers a remarkable insight into what life has really been like for Afghans since NATO and the US invaded in 2001 right up to their withdrawal in 2021.