Jeff B. Harmon

Actor, Film director

1953 –

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Who is Jeff B. Harmon?

Jeff B. Harmon is an American film director, writer and producer. He is also an actor, photographer and song writer.

As a journalist and war correspondent, he penetrated the Nazi underground in Paraguay while searching for Dr. Josef Mengele, right-wing death squads in El Salvador, covered Emperor Bokassa's coronation, the fall of Idi Amin, the war in Afghanistan, and Saddam Hussein's Iraq.

Working as an independent filmmaker together with British cameraman, Alexander Lindsay, in 1989 Harmon completed his Afghan Trilogy, which included the documentaries Jihad, Afgan and Warlord of Kayan.

Jihad took over one year to make and was filmed clandestinely in different provinces of Afghanistan, including in Kunar and Kandahar. It showed combat and daily life under Soviet occupation, as seen through the eyes of Haji Adbul Latif, the 'Lion of Kandahar' and his Mujahideen fighters. Jihad won various awards including the prestigious Royal Television Journalism Award, the ACE Award,the Blue Ribbon at the American Film & Video Festival, and CINE's Golden Eagle.

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Born
Dec 31, 1953
Los Angeles
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  • Jeff Harmon
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  • United States of America
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on July 23, 2013

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