A show of hands: How well do you recall the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan (circa 1979)? Not so much, eh? Let Postcards from Tora Bora serve as a refresher course then.

The film is Wazhmah Osman’s emotionally resonant and colorful portrait of her childhood in Afghanistan and a reminder of what the country was — and what it’s become since the Soviet occupation, Taliban rule, the Mujahadeen, lawless warlords and other plunderers.

Childhood Interrupted: Postcards from Tora Bora

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