'Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi' Synopsis

By age 24, Ajmal Naqshbandi had become one of Afghanistan’s top “fixers,” working as an aide who helped foreign media gain access to government officials, ordinary citizens and armed rebels. A budding journalist himself, Ajmal was hired by an Italian journalist to secure an interview with a top Taliban commander, but it turned out to be his final job, ending in a highly publicized kidnapping and murder.

Featuring vivid insider footage and exclusive interviews, "Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi" provides a harrowing inside look at today’s Afghanistan, where dissent and violence from both inside and outside forces continue to ravage the state. With the Taliban increasing its grip on the country, the government is riddled with corruption, and most of the people live in poverty. As a result, many Afghans question the competence of their leaders, not to mention the goodwill of the international community, while Ajmal’s family and friends are left wondering why a foreigner was set free, but a native Afghan was murdered.

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