“Hard Places”, the Life and Service of Dr. Tom Little in Afghanistan

Dr. Tom had served as an optometrist in Afghanistan since 1977. He and his family stayed during the Russian invasion and during the war with America. Dr. Tom felt that these were his people and they had no other care without him. He ,along with 7 foreign aid workers, and 2 Afghans were killed on August 6, 2010 by the Taliban who claimed the killings. Dr. Tom never took sides or withheld treatment to anyone who came to him, including Taliban. He loved Afghanistan and the people. Libby Little, Tom’s wife was awarded the highest civilian honor in the United States, the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama in honor of Dr. Tom’s 30 selfless years of faithful service in Afghanistan. Meet Tom and Libby, the other workers, and Afghan people in this documentary. The film, “Hard Places” will be released in 2014. Michael Swantek the editor, was my son’s best friends as they grew up. Chris and Mike were forever taking movies with a small camera. Mike went on to study film, work in Hollywood, win awards, and now is concentrating on documentaries. Chris moved on to business, and they are still friends. To learn more visit the Hard Places.com

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I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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16 Responses to “Hard Places”, the Life and Service of Dr. Tom Little in Afghanistan

  1. Trapper Gale says:

    This looks like a terrific documentary. How interesting to have such a personal connection with the director.

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    • annetbell says:

      Actually , Mike is the editor. It is his delicate, loving selection and joining of images you see in the trailer. He is now editing the 90 minute film! Can’t wait. Thanks for your kind words, my friend!

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  2. Dr. Rex says:

    This is a total life of dedication. Bless the man … and his dear ones!!
    Reblog …. TY Anne … from the heart!! πŸ™‚

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  3. Dr. Rex says:

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    True stories of selflessness …. this is what is called uplifting!!

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  4. Richard M Nixon (Deceased) says:

    Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.

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  5. LAMarcom says:

    Wow! As an American Expat who lived and worked in a lot of these “hard” places, I love this story.
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    -Lance

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    • annetbell says:

      This is special to me for the story. . . .I know his wife and for Michael , the editor , friend of my son. Michael has such a tender heart and elegant touch in his work.

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  6. LAMarcom says:

    Reblogged this on Texan Tales & Hieroglyphics and commented:
    Many thanks to Anne Bell for this story. I have (as most of y’all know) spent a great portion of my life in the Middle East and Afghanistan. This hits me close to home. Please check out Anne’s wonderful site. Lots of great reads found there.

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