Escape from Kabul Airport 21 September 2022: Wednesday on BBC Two

Escape from Kabul Airport 21 September 2022: Wednesday on BBC Two 11

A landmark documentary tells the inside story of the 18 monumental days in August 2021 when the US withdrew its troops from Afghanistan and the subsequent evacuation of thousands of Afghan citizens from Kabul airport after the Taliban seized the city. It examines the largest airlift in US modern history, which despite the chaos and suffering, evacuated 124,000 people.

Combining previously unseen on-the-ground archival footage from the evacuation with exclusive interviews with evacuees, eye-witnesses, US marines and Taliban fighters, the film also includes dramatic testimony from Afghan citizens attempting to flee. They recount their struggle to reach the airport, which was their last hope of leaving the country before the widely feared Taliban took control.



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