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June 18, 2010

Filmmaker mocks Afghan police corruption with 'reverse bribes'

On a warm afternoon in summer 2009, Kabul-based artist Aman Mojadidi flagged down dozens of cars at a fake checkpoint to hand a little reverse "baksheesh" as his co-conspirators filmed the befuddled responses of drivers. Mojadidi's aim was simple: He wanted to draw attention to the pervasive misuse of power in Afghanistan and see how Afghan drivers react when he apologized on behalf of a widely scorned police force.

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