Escape from Kabul examines 18 dramatic days in August 2021 as U.S. forces withdrew from Afghanistan.
The focal precinct is Hamid Karzai airport in North-East Kabul. As the Taliban encircled the city, Afghan nationals and international workers rushed to the airport where U.S., U.K. and international forces participated in a dramatic evacuation that saw 122,300 people airlifted. Nearly 200 lost their lives in the process.
Escape from Kabul will unpack, moment by moment, how a historic power shift forced thousands to attempt a dangerous escape, told by the central players in the story. This forensic feature-length documentary will chronicle the key personal narratives that simultaneously played out as the Afghan government disintegrated, the American project failed, and the Taliban took control.