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The Gem Hunter in Afghanistan DVD

The Gem Hunter in Afghanistan DVD

 

This 52 minute TV documentary was filmed in August 2001. It follows The Gem Hunter, Gary Bowersox, from the Peshawar gem market over the high mountain passes of the Hindu Kush, and the steep mountain slopes to the Lapis and the Emerald mines of Afghanistan. Along the trail, The Gem Hunter meets the ghost of Marco Polo and Alexander the Great on the Silk Road. The last scene of the film is The Gem Hunter interviewing the legendary Commander Ahmed Shah Massoud, the Lion of Panjsher, twenty-one days before his assassination on September 9, 2001.

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