An icon of resistance to the Soviet Union and Islamic fanaticism

Format: SD 16/9
Duration: 52’
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Available versions: French | English
Rights: All Rights | Worldwide except Iran


Less than 48 hours before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Commander Ahmad Shah Massoud was assassinated by two men disguised as journalists.

He was an icon of resistance to the Soviet Union and, subsequently, to Islamic fanaticism. Today, the outlandish commander is as compelling a figure as ever.

With never before seen footage curated over 20 years, this film shows an unknown side of Massoud, a key figure of the 20th century who, by driving Soviet forces out of Afghanistan, was the prime instigator of the fall of the Berlin Wall.