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FRONTLINE Special Report; Comrades: The Master of Samarkand

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FRONTLINE Special Report
Comrades: The Master of Samarkand
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FRONTLINE is investigative journalism that questions, explains and changes our world. Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as PBS's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

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Abdugaffar Khakkulov is a master craftsman of Uzbek heritage who for thirty-five years has been restoring the great Islamic mosques in Samarkand. Examines daily life in a Muslim community and explores the uneasy relationship between Islamic faith and Soviet power.

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