As a nervous world watches a new branch of the Taliban gain traction — and the United States steps up its pressure on the Pakistani government to confront the mounting threat — Frontline/World presents this special edition of reports from the front lines of what has become, perhaps, the most volatile conflict in the world.
First, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy journeys through a country under siege, from Pakistan's lawless tribal areas, where the army is battling the Taliban, to the Swat Valley, where the Taliban are fighting to keep control, to the major cities, which the Taliban now have in their sights. Later in the program, correspondent David Montero investigates the mysterious death of a journalist and friend killed while reporting from the Swat Valley, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy reports on the coming battle for hearts and minds in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city.
Developed by Frontline producers at WGBH in conjunction with KQED in San Francisco, Frontline/World turns its lens on the global community, introducing viewers to countries and cultures rarely covered by the US media.
Format : AVI
Length : 700 MiB for 56mn 20s 280ms
Codec : XviD
Source : HDTV
Video #0 : MPEG-4 Visual at 1 600 Kbps
Aspect : 672 x 384 (1.750) at 29.970 fps