THE TALIBAN CALIPH
Who really was the iconic leader of the talibans?
Mullah Omar, the Afghan Taliban leader, was at one point the most controversial and enigmatic man on the planet. Reported missing for years, his death was made official in 2015.
Was he just a dreadful Islamist? Was he branded evil to justify a military intervention? Or was he a village idiot overwhelmed by events?
In 2014, three women journalists crisscrossed Afghanistan dining with militiamen, going through innumerable checkpoints or having a good laugh with Talibans, trying to uncover the man behind the myth.
With the Talibans regaining control, this film remains essential to better apprehend the realities of this complex country torn apart by so many conflicts.