The Fixer

Documentaries in Bloom:  New Films presented by Livia Bloom

Ian Olds, 2008, 84 min.

Twenty-four-year-old Ajmal Naqshbandi is a "fixer," someone hired by foreign journalists to facilitate the gathering of news stories. In 2007 he was captured with an Italian journalist by the Taliban in Afghanistan. With the aid of his government and high levels of publicity, the Italian was spared, but the Afghan wasn't so lucky. After the dust of his murder settles, Ajmal's friends, family, and his fellow abductee try to make sense of the harsh fate that befell him. 

In English, Dari, Pashto, Italian with English subtitles.

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