This documentary from HBO examines today's Afghanistan where dissent and violence from inside and outside forces ravage the state. By age 24, Ajmal Naqshbandi had become one of Afghanistanâ€™s top â€œfixers,â€ working as an aide who helped foreign media gain access to government officials, ordinary citizens and armed rebels. A budding journalist himself, Ajmal was hired by an Italian journalist to secure an interview with a top Taliban commander, but it turned out to be his final job, ending in a highly publicized kidnapping and murder.
It is directed by Ian Olds, winner of the Best New Documentary Filmmaker award at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. This documentary is part of HBO Documentary Films' summer series, with a provocative new special every Monday night at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) through Sept. 7, 2009.