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Escape from Kabul Airport

Directed, produced and shot by the UK’s Jamie Roberts, Escape from Kabul was deservedly nominated for Best Single Documentary at the BAFTA TV Awards. Shaky phone-shot footage conveys the devastating desperation of those trying to escape before the withdrawal deadline. Handled with compassion and sensitivity, this astounding film was co-produced by British companies BBC and Amos Pictures.



The chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan is explored in this day-by-day account of the evacuation of Kabul airport in 2021. Hearing from a raft of subjects including US troops, Taliban members and Afghan citizens, this gripping documentary features never-before-seen archival footage and first-hand accounts from those who escaped and those who were left behind.