AFGHANISTAN’S OLYMPIC BOSS BROLL
Independent Films, Documentaries, Politics
Four athletes so far have qualified to represent Afghanistan in the London Olympics this summer. They include two from the country’s taekwondo team and two runners. Meanwhile, the boss of the Afghan Olympic Committee, Zahir Aghbar, has been doing his bit to show support.
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Transcripts / Production notes / Scripts
1. (00:00) VARIOUS ZAHIR AGHBAR TRAINING ON RUNNING MACHINE
2. (00:21) ZAHIR AGHBAR KNELT ON CARPET PRAYING
3. (00:26) VARIOUS ZAHIR AGHBAR IN GYM WITH ATHLETES
4. (01:01) ZAHIR AGHBAR WALKING THROUGH HIS OFFICE
5. (01:08) ZAHIR AGHBAR WRESTLING
6. (01:21) ZAHIR AGHBAR TALKING TO WRESTLERS
7. (01:37) VARIOUS ZAHIR AGHBAR IN OFFICE SIGNING DOCUMENTS
8. (01:54) ZAHIR AGHBAR WALKING OUTSIDE
9. (02:00) SOUNDBITE (DARI) ZAHIR AGHBAR, HEAD OF THE AFGHAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
“When our youths see the head of the committee doing exercise with them and he hears their problems, whether you think it or not, it will have an impact on them.”
10. (02:13) SOUNDBITE (DARI) ZAHIR AGHBAR, HEAD OF THE AFGHAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
“I was participating in ping pong matches, basketball, swimming, athletics and I was goal keeper in Urdu team for a while. I was also a member of the national hand ball team.”
11. (02:31) SOUNDBITE (DARI) ZAHIR AGHBAR, HEAD OF THE AFGHAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
“Now there is a black president of the United States. I hope we can also move on like other countries so we stop talking about ethnicities or tribes. We should all be Afghans and develop our country from this current situation.”
Year of Production: 2012