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Directed by Peter Kosminsky
Produced by Peter Kosminsky
Release date
  • 4 April 1988 (1988-04-04)
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Afghantsi is a 1988 documentary film directed by Peter Kosminsky[1] for Yorkshire Television.

It is based on numerous interviews with Soviet soldiers and officers filmed in Kabul at the end of the Soviet war in Afghanistan.[2]

Kosminsky visited several units of the 103rd Guards Airborne Division, including an outpost on a mountain side overlooking Tajbeg Palace, the headquarters of the 40th Army.

The soldiers in the film speak about the hardships of service in Afghanistan, combat experience and the loss of close friends.[3]

Another part of the film is devoted to interviews with veterans of the war that have already returned home, and parents of those who died.

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  1. ^ "Afghantsi (1988)". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Before the age of reality TV". Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Afghantsi Episode Guide". Retrieved 28 August 2014. 

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