AFGHANISTAN’S DARING POLICE DRAMA “EAGLE 4” WINS INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Eagle 4, the hit Afghan action series featuring an elite police unit tasked with battling the country’s most serious crimes, has won the Jury’s Special Prize at the prestigious Seoul International Drama Awards.
The program, produced by Kaboora Production and aired on TOLO TV, was one of two winners among nine nominees selected by a jury made up of acclaimed producers, writers and directors from around the world.
Trudi-Ann Tierney, third from right, at the Seoul International Drama Awards
Eagle 4, the hit Afghan action series featuring an elite police unit
tasked with battling the country’s most serious crimes, has won the
Jury’s Special Prize at the prestigious Seoul International Drama
The program, produced by Kaboora Production and aired on TOLO TV, was
one of two winners among nine nominees selected by a jury made up of
acclaimed producers, writers and directors from around the world.
Accepting the award on behalf of Kaboora Production in Seoul, Korea,
Trudi-Ann Tierney, Head of Drama at Kaboora said, “Making television
anywhere in the world is inherently difficult but making a 13 part
action series in a war zone brings with it a whole new set of problems
that are as unexpected as they are unimaginable.”
“We are honoured to receive this award, which recognizes the hard work
and determination of the talented crew who tackled this incredibly
daunting task and succeeded.”
The awards ceremony, which began in 2006, broke previous records
receiving 204 entries from 37 countries including Australia, New
Zealand, Russia, Israel, India, United Kingdom, Brazil, USA, France,
Spain, Iran, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Denmark and Canada. Eagle 4 was
one of 14 award recipients, recognized for excellence in promoting
television drama throughout the world.
“Eagle 4 is a ground-breaking show in Afghanistan. It has created new
standards in television for its high quality production and engaging
storyline, which is what audiences have come to expect from Kaboora and
TOLO,” said Saad Mohseni, Chairman of MOBY Group, which owns and
operates TOLO TV and Kaboora.
“Not only is it an entertaining program, but it also addresses more
pertinent issues affecting Afghans everyday, including corruption,
terrorism and drugs. This is the sixth locally produced series in our
portfolio, which is a great feat considering only 10 years ago,
television was banned in Afghanistan. The award is a credit to the
tireless cast and crew, who are about to embark on shooting for Season
This is the second time Kaboora has been recognized at the ceremony. In
2008 it won an award for Raz ha een Khana (“Secrets of this House”), the
first drama series to be made in Afghanistan. Raz ha een Khana is
currently in its fourth season on TOLO.
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About MOBY Group
MOBY Group owns and operates world-class integrated media industries in developing nations. Its popular and award-winning brands in Afghanistan include TOLO TV, LEMAR TV, ARMAN FM, Arakozia FM, Afghan Scene Magazine, TOLOnews and Kaboora Production. MOBY Group is also a JV partner with News Corporation in the popular FARSI1 and Zemzemeh stations, broadcasting in to Farsi-speaking audiences in Iran and neighbouring countries. Its estimated combined audience size is over 45 million.