Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Nasqshbandi

Direction
Year 
2009
Country
  • United States
Runtime
84min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi is a feature-length documentary that follows the relationship between an Afghan interpreter and his client, American journalist Christian Parenti. This intimate portrait of two colleagues shifts dramatically when Ajmal is kidnapped along with an Italian reporter. The situation goes from bad to worse as foreign powers pressure for fast results, the Afghan government bungles its response and the specter of Taliban power looms in the background. What follows is the tragic story of one man forgotten in the crossfire: a brutal allegory of the proud land and perilous misadventure that is Afghanistan.

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Details

  • Original Title
    Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Nasqshbandi
  • Direction
  • Runtime
    84 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2009
  • Country
    • United States
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Nancy Roth
  • Distribution
      • Annie Roney
  • Festivals
    • Hot Docs Film Festival
    • Documenta Madrid (Winner - First Prize of the Jury)
    • Pesaro Film Festival Italy (Winner - Special Jury Prize)
    • Munich Film Festival
    • Jerusalem International Film Festival
    • Dokufest Kosovo
    • Bangkok International Film Festival
    • Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival
    • Warsaw International Film Festival
    • Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival
    • CPH:DOX International Documentary Film Festival
    • 26th Kassel Documentary Film & Video Festival
    • One World Berlin Film Festival
    • Istanbul Cinema & History Film Festival

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