Season One: Foreverstan

Series produced by The GroundTruth Project

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The first episodes of the podcast are part of our in-depth series, Foreverstan, a special report that explores the impact of the longest American war on the people of Afghanistan.

The GroundTruth Project put a team of journalists out on this road to understand what to many feels like a war that will last forever.

Photographer Ben Brody has been capturing images along the road for the last four years, mostly focusing on the US military handover to Afghan National Army troops. His photographs capture the absurdity of the US presence here, the jagged and cynical edge of a war-weary country that cannot seem to find the end of the road in Afghanistan.

Documentary producer Beth Murphy traveled extensively to Afghanistan to document life inside a single girls’ school. Through immersive reporting, Murphy has gotten to know the girls and the teachers and the founder of the school. She’s managed to capture both the challenges and changes that girls’ education has brought to the village of Deh’Subz, where life is precarious.

As the founder of the school Razia Jan puts it, “No one knows what tomorrow brings.” Hide full description

The GroundTruth Project put a team of journalists out on this road to understand what to many feels like a war that will last forever.

Photographer Ben Brody has been capturing images along the road for the last four years, mostly focusing on the US military handover to Afghan National Army troops. His photographs capture the absurdity of the US presence here, the jagged and cynical edge of a war-weary country that cannot seem to find the end of the road in Afghanistan.

Documentary producer Beth Murphy traveled extensively to Afghanistan to document life inside a single girls’ school. Through immersive reporting, Murphy has gotten to know the girls and the teachers and the founder of the school. She’s managed to capture both the challenges and changes that girls’ education has brought... Show full description


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How do you convince the conservative men of Afghanistan to get behind girls' education? This is the story of one determined Afghan woman who seems...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2016
  • Length: 22:31
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Love finds a way even in the darkest places. Tracey Shelton is an Australian war reporter who's spent the past 10 years living on the front lines ...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2016
  • Length: 21:26
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In the first episode of GroundTruth, correspondent Charles Sennott follows the roots of the war in Afghanistan from the 1993 World Trade Center bom...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2016
  • Length: 12:12
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Where is Afghanistan heading? GroundTruth correspondent Jean MacKenzie assesses the fall of Kunduz, and Charlie Sennott travels along the country's...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2016
  • Length: 19:21
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