War photographer David Pratt takes a road trip through the Balkans, revisiting the conflict where he came closest to the edge: the Yugoslav wars of the 90s. In Pictures from Iraq David addresses the darkest period in Iraq’s recent history: the rise and bloody reign of Isis. Using a series of carefully edited Isis propaganda videos, sourced from the BBC Monitoring Jihadist Unit, David describes the brutality of the Isis regime. Pictures from Afghanistan tells the story of David’s relationship with the country using his unique personal archive of still images and video footage. It gives an independent reporter’s personal perspective on a vast, complex and frequently harrowing set of conflicts that have frequently threatened to reduce Afghanistan to anarchy and its people to misery.
All three episodes are available to watch on BBC iPlayer.
Check out this feature on David Pratt by The Drouth.
Images © David Pratt