Banged Up Abroad: Pakistan

David Hickman (Photographer)

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In a long-running series for Channel Five and National Geographic, dedicated almost entirely to the misadventures of drug mules and others accused of smuggling, etc., in foreign prison systems, this film is an exception. It tells the story of British-Asian investigative journalist Amardeep Bassey, whose attempt to report on the fate of ordinary Afghans after the fall of Kabul in 2002 ended with his imprisonment on spying charges in the lethally dangerous Pakistani hinterland of the tribal areas. Filmed in Pakistan, in extremely challenging conditions, this drama, based entirely on Bassey's own testimony, is also a story about friendship across cultural and religious divides. I directed and photographed the film.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUK & rest of world
PublisherChannel Five and National Geographic Television
Media of outputTelevision Programme
SizeOne hour
Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2008

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