Frontline

The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan

  • Season 28
  • , Episode 13  | 
  • Aired: 4/20/2010
    • Length: 02:06:25
    • Plays: ???
Synopsis >

In Afghanistan many hundreds of boys, often as young as ten, are being lured off the streets on the promise of a new life. They’re the Bacha Bereesh, literally beardless boys, trained to sing and dance for male audiences, and then traded for sexual favors among former warlords and powerful businessmen. The Afghan authorities responsible for stopping these crimes are sometimes themselves complicit in the practice.

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