Norwegian documentary about foreign aid to Afghanistan

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Last year, I had the pleasure to work with the talented Norwegian director Lars Petter Gallefoss on his film, Den Gode Viljen" ("The Good Will"), about the impact of Norway's aid to countries around the world.  Afghanistan is one of the biggest recipients of Norwegian aid. 

I was the cinematographer for the episode from Afghanistan, where the film specifically looks into the legacy of how Norway's aid money has been used in Jalalabad, such as teacher training for female teachers and educating religious leaders about child rights. It was great to work with Lars Petter and an interesting subject to look into that remains relevant. 

The film can be seen in its entirety here:


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Elissa Bogos is a photographer and filmmaker working in Afghanistan since 2007. She initially came to Kabul as a volunteer photo editor for Aina, Afghanistan's first independent photo agency, and fell in love with the country so much that she found it nearly impossible to leave. Her photos…

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