Friday, February 9th, 2018

The Frontline documentary programme Opium Brides, which airs on PBS America this week, explores the unintended and often tragic consequences of Afghanistan’s efforts to bring down the opium trade.

Reported by award-winning Afghan-British journalist Najibullah Quraishi, the programme examines the effects of sweeping reform through interviews with the victims of Afghanistan’s counter-narcotics programme, as well as the officials who enforce it.

The story is told through the account of a farming family based in the Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan. When their opium crop was destroyed as part of the government’s opium eradication programme and they were unable to repay the drug-traffickers they had borrowed money from, they were forced to hand over their seven-year-old daughter.

Opium Brides airs on PBS America Friday 16 February at 10:15pm.

What the industry says about US

NBC Universal Global Networks, Asia Pacific

Universal Networks International的頻道品牌為亞洲觀眾提供多元化娛樂。Global Listings提供一條龍的電子節目時間表和網頁資料肯定可以豐富觀眾的欣賞經驗。

希臘 TV Control, Greece

我們十分滿意你們的服務。事件描述的字數配合我們電子節目時間表的限制,你們的電子節目時間表團隊總是很快回應我們的問題。Global Listings的節目時間表總是準時送到,我們總是在節目遠未播出前收到各個頻道的時間表。十分感謝。