The historic city of Istalef on road to Dara Shikari, which was said to have been scene of trouble showed no sign of any trouble other than being absolutely quiet with the loss of all the tourist business in the wake of troubles that Afghanistan has faced.
GV Town of Istalef, North of Kabul with snowcapped mountains in background.
SV Local people outside shops in town, ZOOM INTO old man sewing garment. (2 shots)
SV Mule and horse carrying sacks of grain, locals in street and man with donkey. (3 shots)
SV men sitting outside shop and shoemaker working. (2 shots)
SV Afghan police and Afghan soldiers standing on balcony overlooking bazar.
GV Street scene with mountains in background.
GV Cars in streets of kala Khan.
SV People walking busy, noisy street.
GV Bus along road leading to Salang Pass near border with the Soviet Union.
GV & SV's people sitting outside houses and shops.
CU Shoemaker at work.
SV Old men sitting in doorway.
SV Children playing in street, people walking near wall. (2 shots)
GV Salang Pass.
GV Snow-covered mountains ZOOM OUT TO deserted road leading to Soviet Union.
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Background: The historic city of Istalef on road to Dara Shikari, which was said to have been scene of trouble showed no sign of any trouble other than being absolutely quiet with the loss of all the tourist business in the wake of troubles that Afghanistan has faced. the city where Alexander the Great is said to have spent a night on his say to India is famous for blue pottery. the people were going about their jobs quietly. Many were just sitting in the sun. A shop keeper was pounding rock salt for sale. Others did business in wool, while one shop keeper had displayed his wares of blue pottery hoping for some stray tourist or buyer to drop in. Shop windows displayed exquisite Afghan silver jewellery. Afghan police and some of the army men watched from a veranda but they were not armed.
Various shots of the town of Istalef, North of Kabul on road to Dara Shikari (Shikari Pass), children playing, people sitting in sun, main bazar of the town very quiet, shops and some signs of activity, but hardly any hustle and bustle as is usual in Eastern Bazars, a shop keeper with blue pottery, donkeys carrying loads, etc.
Men of afghan police and army watching from veranda of first floor in bazar. GV the Bazar etc.