Journeys to the Ends of the Earth

The Lost Buddhas of Afghanistan

2001Ep951 mins
Guest: David Adams

Some of the oldest Buddhist statues stood deep in the heart of war torn Afghanistan. These ancient effigies stood, benevolently over travelers traversing the Silk Road through the Bamiyan Valley. However, as the ages passed, powers and religions changed as war and devastation ravaged the lands and the people.

David Adams makes a brazen trek across Afghanistan in search of these colossal idols of a lost era. He, and his film crew, must learn and adhere to laws and rules that are often frustration. However, they persist in their quest, wisely influencing the leaders of the Taliban and eventually gaining access to the statues; access that offers the world its final view of the Bamiyan Buddhas

Featuring: David Adams
Video Language: English