Inspired by true events, the movie Khyber Pass explores a side of world history that remains largely untold. It looks through the lens of the Middle East/East Asia during World War II.
The movie is semi-fictionalized, but it is based the true story of Gordon Bandy Enders (1897-1978).
He was perhaps the sole American who was able to traverse the interior Afghanistan and endear himself to the people. He had a remarkable ability to relate to tribal cultures and customs, which enabled him to earn the trust of the notoriously skeptical Afghan people.
He displayed compassion for all people and exhibited superb physical and mental strength. Following him through the intricate and dangerous crevices of history proves not only thrilling, but enlightening too. The story of his life tells volumes about a world and a region as it was, and much about how it continues to be.