The Gun Markets of Pakistan

The Gun Markets of Pakistan

[GUNFIRE] SUROOSH ALVI: We’re here in Lahore, Pakistan, in the old city. I’m here visiting family. It’s been about three years since I was in the country. And in that time, the country has gone through insane amounts of change– truly full of deep contradictions....

Why Do Tourists Vacation In War Zones?

Why Do Tourists Vacation In War Zones?

In August 2016, a minibus of foreign tourists was attacked in Afghanistan, injuring at least seven people. Terror attacks are not uncommon in Afghanistan, but the incident nonetheless made headlines as most of the victims were tourists in what is ostensibly a war zone. According...

Pakistan After Bin Laden

Pakistan After Bin Laden

[INTRO PLAYING] [MUSIC PLAYING] SUROOSH ALVI: We’re in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. We’re just two hours south of Abbottabad, where Osama bin Laden was killed recently. And we wanted to see what life was like here post Osama bin Laden, how people are reacting...

Zeitgeist: The Movie [2010 Update]

(Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche) Spirituality is a particular term which actually means a dealing with intuition. In the theistic tradition there is a notion of clinging into a word. A certain act is regarded as displeasing to our divine principles. A certain act is regarded as...