Five Years Lost

, Written by Jennifer Elliott, Posted: Tue, August 27 2013 at 2:30 PM, Updated: Tue, August 27 2013 at 3:37 PM

Camera's capture a moment in time and preserve it for a lifetime.... and in the United State's camera's are everywhere: on our phone's, our computers, even our cars... but imagine a world without photos.

One documentary takes a close up look at that world... and today is the last day they can fund raise for the project.

Five years lost...

From 1996 to 2001 the Taliban banned photography in Afghanistan. The people there, unable to capture a child's smile or beautiful sunset.

Then the United States invaded and pushed back the Taliban. Now photos are pouring out of the war torn region.

The images inspired documentary makers Mo Scarpelli and Alexandria Bombach. In "Frame by Frame" the two take a close up look at the work of four Afghan photo journalists, including one of the only female photographers in the entire country.

But following this last decade, fear is returning...
"As 2014 approaches the international media is pulling out, local photo  journalism couldn't be more at stake," says Bombach.

The overshadowing threat of Taliban rule poised to take over once more...

"The world now is like one body, all the members of this body should know that one member has a pain.They should know this, and they should find out," says news photographer Hossaini.

We're a world connected... and now this country's palpable pain includes the fear that their cameras may be shuttered forever.

Documentary  "Frame by
Frame" is a work in progress. As mentioned, today is the final day for it to fund raise: they have exceeded their goal of 40 thousand dollars and will head back this fall to finish filming.... but if you would like to donate here's a link:

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Jennifer Elliott

NBC5 News at Sunrise co-anchor Jennifer Elliott spent most of her life in the Rogue Valley.

After graduating from Brigham Young University–Idaho, she was excited to come home again. Jennifer began her career at NBC5 in 2011 as a production assistant.

Her loves include drawing, playing the organ, fishing and of course, her husband and young son.

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