Searching for Afghanistan’s Missing Women

August 11, 2022

After U.S. troops withdrew from Afghanistan last year and the Taliban swept into power, FRONTLINE correspondent Ramita Navai and colleagues traveled the country, investigating the Taliban regime’s treatment of women. The resulting documentary, Afghanistan Undercover, revealed the harrowing realities women faced in Afghanistan.

In a new episode of The FRONTLINE Dispatch, Navai talked with FRONTLINE’s executive producer and editor-in-chief, Raney Aronson-Rath, about reporting a story the Taliban didn’t want told, including secretly filming on the grounds of a prison in Herat, Afghanistan, where women said they were being held without trial.  

“We needed that evidence,” Navai said. “We heard what was happening. We needed to see it for ourselves.” 

Afghanistan Undercover is now streaming on FRONTLINE’s website, the PBS Video App and FRONTLINE’s YouTube channel.

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