DOCUMENTARIES


Afghanistan - Warlord of Kayan - 40 min (10 October 1989)

This is the story of Sayed Jaffar, a former hippie motorcycle gang member who played the drums in a heavy metal band. Now he returns to Afghanistan to become a key power broker between the Soviets, the Mujahidin and the Afghan government.

 
 

 

This is the Story of Sayed Jaffar, a former member of a hippie motorcycle gang in Allentown, Pennsylvannia who used to work in McDonalds and play the drums in a heavy metal band. At present he is a provincial governor and chief of a 12,000 man private army in Afghanistan. Jaffar, a John Belushi look-a-like and the son of an Ismaeli leader, returned to Afghanistan to become a key power broker between the Soviets, the Afghan Government and the Mujahideen. He is currently a commander in the Northern Alliance fighting the Taliban.

Winner of the Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

Jeff B. Harmon

 

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