Filming Our House is Near the River.

Helmand Valley, 1977

U.S. Embassy Information Officer Ken Yates, in partnership with Afghan Film and Urban Image of Boston, Massachusetts, created a documentary about the land reclamation and irrigation efforts in the Helmand Valley. The movie was made in Dari for local audiences. Its soundtrack featured traditional Helmand folk music selected from a collection of original recordings by Radio Afghanistan. Here, cinematographer Lawrence Rosenblum films a farmers meeting.

Courtesy of Ken Yates.
Photograph by Ken Yates.

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