Afghanistan

Meeting the Taliban

Meeting the Taliban

Having witnessed the battle for the town of Garmser in the Helmand province of Afghanistan, Sean Langan goes to meet The Taliban. In this remarkable film he recounts his initial encounter. ‘The commander, a young energetic man who had once been the Taliban regime’s chief of criminal intelligence in Kabul, ushered me into a room. […]

Afghanistan: The Forgotten War

Afghanistan: The Forgotten War

Correspondent Bill Gentile reports from Afghanistan’s southern Helmand Province, where he was embedded for nearly three weeks with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The 24th MEU faces an ominous challenge as the Taliban attempts a return to power, in some cases merging with other insurgent groups, and potentially providing safe haven for Al-Qaeda and other […]

Obama’s War

Obama’s War

Tens of thousands of fresh American troops are now on the move in Afghanistan. FRONTLINE producers Martin Smith and Marcela Gaviria, through interviews with the top United States military commanders on the ground, embeds with U.S. forces, and fresh reporting from Washington DC, examine the U.S. counter-insurgency strategy in war torn Afghanistan and Pakistan – […]

Taking on the Taliban

Taking on the Taliban

Ben Anderson fronted Taking on the Taliban for BBC Panorama. The documentary told the story of a unit of 35 British soldiers from the Queens Company on the frontline in Afghanistan during their six month tour, which ended with one man dead and twelve seriously wounded. The program featured dramatic footage of the most intense battles involving the […]

Jack: A Soldiers Story

Jack: A Soldiers Story

Following on from his BAFTA-shortlisted Panorama programme Taking on the Taliban, Ben caught up with 24-year-old Lance Corporal Jack Mizon of the Queen’s Company, Grenadier Guards. Jack was a hero in Afghanistan, honoured for his bravery after his involvement in some of the fiercest fighting in the territory that left two of his fellow soldiers […]

3 Bloody Summers

3 Bloody Summers

In 3 Bloody Summers, the British Commander on the ground admits that the war against the Taliban cannot be won by force alone in this eye-opening assessment of our progress in the Afghanistan conflict. Propaganda footage of suicide bombings, roadside explosions and equipment seized from British troops shows how the Taliban’s tactics have changed. Alastair […]

Restrepo

Restrepo

Restrepo is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley. The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, “Restrepo,” named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. It was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. This is an entirely […]

Battle Scarred

Battle Scarred

The film is a troubling examination of what happens to soldiers when they come back from active service only to discover that their experiences have left them psychologically scarred. It is an unflinching look at the nature of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), and at the shocking culture of neglect that allows these young men’s […]

Behind Enemy Lines

Behind Enemy Lines

Norwegian journalist Paul Refsdal risked his life to become the first Westerner to film behind Taliban lines in Afghanistan, and see the war between the allied forces and the insurgency from the Taliban’s viewpoint. Now Dateline brings you his remarkable story, as Paul witnesses several ambushes of US troops on the Khyber Pass, and films […]

Pathfinders: Into the Heart of Afghanistan

Pathfinders: Into the Heart of Afghanistan

Documentary which gains an unprecedented insight into the lives of the Parachute Regiment’s elite reconnaissance platoon, accompanying them on an arduous six-month tour of Afghanistan, “the most dangerous place on Earth”. Based in Helmand Province, these men have never been filmed before. No ordinary soldiers, their expertise lies in their ability to survive long periods […]

Heroes of Helmand

Heroes of Helmand

The first Battalion of the Royal Regiment endured six months of hell in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Nine men were killed and scores wounded. With the help of dramatic combat footage, Robert Lindsay tells the story of an emotional journey from the battlefield to Buckingham Palace where the men’s heroism will be honoured.

The Air Hospital

The Air Hospital

The C-17 Globemaster is one of the world’s largest military transport aircraft, capable of carrying anything from tanks and helicopters to troops and supplies. But when the emergency call comes the plane is transformed into a hospital with everything needed to bring often terribly wounded service personnel home to their families in less than 36 […]

Fighting the Taliban

Fighting the Taliban

Fighting The Taliban is the exclusive first-hand account of one of the longest battles fought by British soldiers in Afghanistan. When John Reid dispatched British forces to Helmand province on a “peace keeping” mission he expected them to achieve their goals “without firing a shot”. Dispatches reveals how the war on terror is really being […]

Behind Taliban Lines

Behind Taliban Lines

This past fall, Najibullah Quraishi, an Afghan video journalist negotiated extraordinary access to a part of the country that has quietly reverted back to Taliban control. For close to two weeks, the journalist traveled a region that he found was now largely under control of the Taliban “shadow” government. He also tracked members of an […]

Dutch Commandos in Afghanistan

Dutch Commandos in Afghanistan

A documentary about Dutch commandos working in southern Uruzgan province, Afghanistan.

Battlefield Afghanistan

Battlefield Afghanistan

Amid battle scenes that have been described by one commander as the most intense “since the Korean War,” the BBC’s Alastair Leithead, award-winning cameraman Fred Scott and field producer Peter Emmerson spent nine days with U.K. forces in a remote area of southern Afghanistan. There they found themselves under the constant risk of ambush and […]

A Very British Hero

A Very British Hero

In A Very British Hero, Christina Schmid – the widow of army bomb disposal expert Oz Schmid – reveals how the Army is failing in its duty of care to this tiny elite band of soldiers who are at the very forefront of the war in Afghanistan. In this specially-authored Panorama, she examines how Oz […]

Guns For Hire: Afghanistan

Guns For Hire: Afghanistan

Documentary about the secretive world of private military companies.  Included is a unique interview in Kabul’s Polecharki jail with the infamous American prisoner Jack Idema – an ex Marine Special Forces soldier who turned rogue. Jack was hunting for Bin Laden in the hope of winning the 2 million dollars U.S. award offered for Bin […]

Private Armies

Private Armies

Following the controversial Blackwater shootout in Iraq, the role of private military contractors was thrust once again into the spotlight. There’s no denying that the rise of the private military contractor is transforming the way we wage war. They earn four times more than regular soldiers, act with impunity and – in Iraq – outnumber […]

Afghanistan: The Golden Hour

Afghanistan: The Golden Hour

As the latest Nato-Afghan push against the Taliban gets underway, the spotlight is turned onto the young medical teams struggling to save lives and keep up morale in remote outposts. Two-thirds of those serving in Afghanistan were still in school when the US declared war on the Taliban eight years ago. A young surgeon tells […]

The Trap (Soviet War)

The Trap (Soviet War)

This beautifully crafted documentary concentrates on the Soviet experience and subtly casts a shadow on the conflict today. Its indirect authority makes the resonance with today’s experience all the stronger: ‘The Trap’ is too powerful and relevant to ignore. It was ten years before Soviet powers finally pulled out of Afghanistan, during which 13,000 Russian […]

AFGAN: The Soviet Experience

AFGAN: The Soviet Experience

This piece offers powerful Images of Russia’s military involvement in Afghanistan. We see Soviet military airfields, travel in helicopters over the harsh, mountainous terrain of Afghanistan, and witness Russian air strikes and ground assaults on the enemy. During the tank drive along the “Road of Life” from the Soviet border to Kabul, we pass alternately […]

Embedded in Afghanistan

Embedded in Afghanistan

While embedded as a journalist in Afghanistan, John D McHugh was shot in the chest. From that moment on he wanted to show what life is really like for US troops there. From managing a dysfunctional Afghan army, to countering sophisticated Taliban attacks, to disposing of their own excrement – this intimate documentary brings together […]

Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience

Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience

This pioneering film illuminates the extraordinary experiences of American servicemen and women through their own powerful stories. Based on the acclaimed NEA-sponsored book of the same name, this eloquent and moving (Entertainment Weekly) film offers a profound look at the lives of those serving in America s armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Distinguished actors […]

Inside the Green Berets

Inside the Green Berets

In a remote outpost in south-central Afghanistan, a group of Americans stand in the breach between the rule of law and the rule of terror. They are Green Berets, part of an elite division of the U.S. Army Special Forces, charged with protecting local civilians from the wrath of the Taliban. For this film, the […]

Ross Kemp in Afghanistan

Ross Kemp in Afghanistan

In this critically acclaimed series Ross Kemp joins his father’s old regiment, 1 Royal Anglian, and travels to Britain’s frontline in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, to experience for himself the British Army’s fight against the Taliban. Filmed during the summer of 2007, Ross dodges the bullets to witness and endure the worst fighting British troops have […]

Road Warriors in Afghanistan

Road Warriors in Afghanistan

Perhaps the most dangerous job in the world is being a truck driver in war-torn Afghanistan.This extraordinary series uncovers the gritty reality of the heroic Road Warriors who must transport their explosive cargo on a range of specially designed, high tech, armoured trucks to the frontline. With amazing access to the British armed forces the […]

Ross Kemp Return to Afghanistan

Ross Kemp Return to Afghanistan

Ross Kemp returns to Afghanistan in this sequel to the award-winning and critically acclaimed documentary series Ross Kemp in Afghanistan. Regarded as one of the most significant pieces of television on the conflict so far, Ross Kemp Return to Afghanistan continues to be an eye-opening account of a soldier’s life on Britain’s frontline. In the […]

Commando: On the Front Line

Commando: On the Front Line

In Commando: On the Front Line director Chris Terrill embarks on a courageous 12-month journey to Afghanistan alongside Britain’s most elite front line troops–the Royal Marine Commandos. A division of the Royal Navy, the Royal Marine Commando directs the most physically and mentally challenging training regime of any military contingent in the United Kingdom, and […]

Above Enemy Lines: The RAF in Afghanistan

Above Enemy Lines: The RAF in Afghanistan

The men of the RAF’s 27 Squadron are in Afghanistan for a tour of duty. For two months, they will be flying missions around the notorious frontline of Helmand Province, where British troops are engaged daily in ferocious battles with a resurgent Taliban. In this intimate film featuring cockpit footage, we follow the pilots and […]

The Last Outpost

The Last Outpost

A remote army outpost at the Afghan-Pakistan border affords an insight into the lives of Afghan soldiers and the US trainers trying to equip them to defend their country. An extraordinarily intimate portrait of the realities of modern warfare and a rare insight into the beliefs and motivations of Afghan soldiers, civilians and Taliban supporters […]

3 Commando: Hunting the Taliban

3 Commando: Hunting the Taliban

Amid battle scenes that have been described by one commander as the most intense “since the Korean War”, the BBC’s Alastair Leithead, award-winning cameraman Fred Scott and field producer Peter Emmerson spent nine days embedded with UK forces in southern Helmand province, facing the risk of ambush and attack.

Wars in Peace – The Soviet Afghan War

Wars in Peace – The Soviet Afghan War

Afghanistan, war in the Hindu Kush, a war fought by the Soviet Union to prevent the spread of Islamic Fundamentalism. Like Vietnam, a conflict dominated by the helicopter gunship. Unlike Vietnam, a hit and run guerilla war not all rebels could agree how to win and one fought under often atrocious conditions for which the […]

Afghanistan: War Without End (Soviet War)

Afghanistan: War Without End (Soviet War)

Interesting documentary about the Soviet Afghan War that also focuses briefly on the history of Afghanistan.

Combat School

Combat School

Combat School is a documentary series that follows – for the first time ever – Canadian infantry soldiers as they undergo the most technologically-advanced, intense and realistic combat training in military history. Granted unprecedented access, the cameras go directly to the heart of modern warfare by following a platoon of 40 men and women from […]

Guardian Angels

Guardian Angels

When soldiers are injured on the frontline in Afghanistan, it’s the para jumpers that have to go in by helicopter and rescue them from the battlefield. It’s a nightmare job – retrieving horribly injured colleagues, while coming under more attack themselves. Sean Smith from The Guardian spent a month and a half in Afghanistan, seeing […]

Afghantsi (Soviet War)

Afghantsi (Soviet War)

In 1988, 10 years after they arrived, the Soviet army began to pull out Afghanistan, having fought – and lost – an unwinnable war. Veterans of the war returned home after what was deemed to be a crude political mistake. Soviet World War Two veterans were celebrated as glorious heroes. Afghantsi were simply ignored. Interviews […]

On the Frontline: Life With the Green Howards

On the Frontline: Life With the Green Howards

Britain’s war in Afghanistan has cost more than 300 soldiers’ lives and billions of pounds, and left thousands wounded. The effects on those who serve are profound, just as they are for the loved ones who wait at home. This programme follows A Company, 2nd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment for a year – before, during, […]

Armadillo

Armadillo

Armadillo is an upfront account of growing cynicism and adrenaline addiction for young soldiers at war. Mads and Daniel are on their first mission in Helmand, Afghanistan. Their platoon is stationed in Camp Armadillo, right on the Helmand frontline, fighting tough battles against the Taliban. The soldiers are there to help the Afghan people, but […]

National Geographic: Inside Combat Rescue

National Geographic: Inside Combat Rescue

                  The elite Combat Rescue members of the U.S. Air Force, Pararescuemen or PJs, have one mission: rescue American or Allied forces in extreme danger. Whether their targets are shot down or isolated behind enemy lines, surrounded, engaged, wounded, or captured by the enemy, PJs will do […]

Tip of the Spear

Tip of the Spear

In the documentary Tip of the Spear, NBC News chief correspondent Richard Engel chronicles his time spent with soldiers fighting the war in Afghanistan. Engel spent a year following the soldiers of Viper Company through some of the most dangerous and remote regions of Afghanistan, the Korengal Valley, and the result is an unflinching look […]

Girls on the Frontline

Girls on the Frontline

Documentary about four British girls in their twenties who are pushed to their limits during a gruelling six-month tour with the army in Afghanistan. With unique access, cameras capture their firefights with the Taliban and how their families are coping back at home.

Frontline Afghanistan

Frontline Afghanistan

It’s March 2009 and the Queen’s Dragoon Guards, known as the Welsh Cavalry, are coming to the end of their bloodiest tour of duty in 50 years. The Taliban is a determined enemy but the regiment has succeeded in keeping them at bay both in the south and north of Helmand Province. This programme follows […]

ISAF: Kunar

ISAF: Kunar

This film follows a Pennsylvania National Guard Unit during their 9 month deployment in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. They didn’t realize how hostile the environment that they were getting sent to was. The films shows raw combat footage, the soldiers day to day life’s and personal interviews with these soldiers. This film is unique because there […]

A Year at War

A Year at War

NY Times follows soldiers from their home base at Fort Drum, N.Y., through their first missions in Afghanistan. During the coming year, the series looks at the progress of the surge, the daily lives of soldiers at war and the impact of a 12-month deployment on families — all through the experiences of the 1-87. […]

Blood and Dust

Blood and Dust

Few people understand what this means in reality better than the medevac personnel, who helicopter out across the country to pick up casualties – often while under fire themselves. But what is it like aboard one of these units? Veteran freelance cameraman Vaughan Smith spent two weeks embedded with the paramedics of the US Army’s […]

The Battle for Bomb Alley

The Battle for Bomb Alley

For four years, thousands of British servicemen fought with the Taliban for the district of Sangin – the most violent part of Afghanistan. The fighting cost 106 British lives, including Staff-Sergeant Olaf Schmidt, who won the George Cross there. Last year, the British withdrew – handing the area over to the US Marines. Ben Anderson, […]

Endgame Afghanistan

Endgame Afghanistan

Morland Sanders travels to Helmand Province to investigate what has been achieved during the 10-year conflict in Afghanistan and examine preparations for the planned withdrawal of UK forces. He witnesses the training of the Afghan National Army soldiers who are going to take over from British troops, and follows a chaplain as he counsels service […]

A Winter in Herat (Soviet War)

A Winter in Herat (Soviet War)

A 5 month undercover journey with the mujahedin inside Afghanistan, during the Soviet occupation. Leon Flamholc travelled by foot from Peshawar, through Kandahar up to Herat, filming guerilla’s fight against the Soviet army.

Kill/Capture

Kill/Capture

Behind the strike that killed Osama bin Laden on May 1st was one of the U.S. military’s best kept secrets: an extraordinary campaign by elite U.S. soldiers to take out thousands of Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters. A 6 month investigation by FRONTLINE has gone inside the “kill/capture” program to discover new evidence of the […]

Shepherds of Helmand

Shepherds of Helmand

In 2008, a group of 17 volunteers from the Oregon National Guard deployed to Afghanistan to train a battalion of the Afghan National army. Their mission was to conduct counter narcotics patrols in the deadly Helmand Province, a region notorious not only for its opium production but as a Taliban stronghold. This is the story […]

Wounded

Wounded

Documentary following the journey of two wounded soldiers: 19-year-old Ranger Andy Allen who, in July 2008, had his right leg blown off and his eyes badly burnt by an improvised explosive device; and 24-year-old Lance Corporal Tom Neathway, who lost three limbs after moving a booby-trapped sandbag. Unconscious and watched by their families they fight […]

Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi

Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi

Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi is a feature-length documentary that follows the relationship between an Afghan interpreter and his client, American journalist Christian Parenti. This intimate portrait of two colleagues shifts dramatically when Ajmal is kidnapped along with an Italian reporter. The situation goes from bad to worse as foreign powers pressure for fast […]

Our War: 10 Years in Afghanistan

Our War: 10 Years in Afghanistan

Series marking the ten-year anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, telling the story of the conflict through the words and pictures of the young soldiers themselves BBC Three has been given unprecedented access and co-operation from the Ministry of Defence and the armed forces to tell the story of the ongoing conflict in a brand […]

Afghanistan: The Battle for Helmand

Afghanistan: The Battle for Helmand

Mark Urban tells the inside story of Britain’s fight for Helmand, told with unique access to the generals and frontline troops who were there.

Hooligans at War (2011)

Hooligans at War (2011)

It is a topic of debate and controversy around the world, but for the young men of “Hooligan Platoon”, war-torn Afghanistan is a reality they must endure day in and day out. Directed by Tyler Elliott, Hooligans at War is a rare and unique look inside the everyday lives of soldiers fighting a war of […]

The War at Home

The War at Home

For The War at Home, students of Norwich University interviewed veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and explored issues soldiers face upon returning to civilian life. Students made the film to help veterans process their experiences, to give insight to those preparing to deploy and their families and to inform the general public […]

Fighting on the Frontline

Fighting on the Frontline

Troops reveal the inside story of what it’s really like fighting on a tour of duty in Afghanistan today. Filmed on and off the battlefield, each episode follows the story of a group of Servicemen and women fighting the war from three unique perspectives: on foot, in the air and from behind the wheel of […]

The TA and the Taliban

The TA and the Taliban

Made with exclusive access facilitated by the MOD, The TA & The Taliban is the story of 12 ordinary people who have chosen to leave their families and day jobs in Britain behind to serve alongside soldiers over 3,500 miles away in some of the most dangerous places in the world. We’ll follow them to […]

Andy McNab’s Tour of Duty

Andy McNab’s Tour of Duty

A serving soldier in the British Army for 17 years, nine of which were spent in the SAS, hes seen action in the Middle and Far East, South and Central America and Northern Ireland. Now he uses his legendary experience and expertise to bring ITV4 viewers the truth about life in a war. An incredible […]

Tour of Duty: Australia’s Secret War

Tour of Duty: Australia’s Secret War

For the first time ever, Australia’s most secretive soldiers have invited a TV crew to document them in Afghanistan. This exclusive TEN documentary, over three years in the making, follows investigative journalist and four time Walkley winner Chris Masters as he goes deep into the field with the Special Air Services Regiment, the SAS. The […]

The Battle For Marjah (2011)

The Battle For Marjah (2011)

“In February 2010, U.S. Marines launched Afghanistan: Operation Moshtarak, the biggest operation since the start of the Afghanistan war, whose main target was the Taliban stronghold of Marjah, a town in Helmand province. Journalist Ben Anderson, who spent two months with the American forces, offers an extraordinarily intimate look at the brutal realities of modern-day […]

Young Soldiers

Young Soldiers

The 4-part series follows four men aged between 18 and 22 from their basic training in Catterick, North Yorkshire to their destiny in Helmand province, where several of them will end up fighting for their lives. With news of death and destruction from the frontline being a continuous cause of concern, Afghanistan is never far […]

The Bomb Squad

The Bomb Squad

For the first time ever, the Ministry of Defense has allowed the work of specialist bomb disposal teams in Afghanistan to be shown. Adam is halfway through his tour of Afghanistan as a bomb disposal operator. Captured on helmet camera, we see what Adam sees as he is standing over the bomb which could kill […]

Standing Up: Taking Over The War

“Standing Up: Taking Over the War” chronicles the lives of young Afghan men training to become the first line of defense in the fight against worldwide terrorism. With President Obama’s recent withdrawal of more than 30,000 troops from Afghanistan, “Standing Up” is a documentary about the future of the war in Afghanistan and the global […]

Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan

Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan

The first of its kind, G4′s Bomb Patrol Afghanistan is a groundbreaking television series giving viewers an unprecedented first person view of one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, in one of the most dangerous places on earth.  G4 embeds viewers within the U.S. Military’s most elite Navy E.O.D. (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) Unit. […]

Inside the Afghanistan War

Inside the Afghanistan War

Chronicling a conflict that has spanned more than a decade and bridged generations Inside the Afghanistan War delivers a comprehensive 360-degree view of a complex war from its swift and relentless beginnings to the eve of the U.S. pullout in 2014. Raw footage of combat rare photos and intimate firsthand accounts capture all angles of […]

Not Yet Begun to Fight

Not Yet Begun to Fight

Retired Marine Colonel Eric Hastings remembers flight missions ‘high above the death and destruction’ in Vietnam. From the cockpit, he traced meandering ribbons that cut through the jungle. He recognized the shapes of the trout streams of home. Every night, he dreamed about fly-fishing. When he returned home to Montana in 1969, to a nation […]

Hell and Back Again

Hell and Back Again

What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home? Hell and Back Again is a cinematic-ally revolutionary film that asks and answers these questions with a power and intimacy no previous film about the conflict in Afghanistan has been able to achieve. It is a masterpiece in the […]

The Hornet’s Nest (2014)

The Hornet’s Nest (2014)

  “Armed only with their cameras, Peabody and Emmy Award-Winning conflict Journalist Mike Boettcher, and his son, Carlos, provide unprecedented access into the longest war in U.S. history. Mike and Carlos embedded with U.S. Forces fighting on the front lines in Afghanistan, amidst the constant threat of the Taliban. Their journey, ‘The Hornet’s Nest’, unfolds […]

The Afghanistan War and The Search for Osama Bin Laden

The Afghanistan War and The Search for Osama Bin Laden

The Afghanistan War and The Search for Osama Bin Laden! 2 DVD Set! Award winning producer Robert Kline (The Kennedy’s – America’s Emerald Kings, Operation Desert Storm) focuses his lens on America’s longest war to date, the deadly war on terror in Afghanistan and the search for Osama Bin Laden, who led the attacks on […]

History Channel Declassified – The Taliban

History Channel Declassified – The Taliban

To the United States and the Soviet Union Afghanistan was always a pawn in a much bigger game. First the Soviets bought them off and then the US sent in arms. The Russians sent in troops and we sent in the CIA to train the Mujahedin to kill Russians. But then came the Taliban and […]

Camp Victory, Afghanistan

Camp Victory, Afghanistan

Camp Victory, Afghanistan depicts the stark reality of the US/NATO “exit strategy” from Afghanistan. Using nearly 300 hours of verité footage shot over several years, the film follows a battle-hardened Afghan General and the steady stream of U.S. National Guard soldiers deployed to train him and his army. Although the United States has poured billions […]

Afghanistan Revealed

Afghanistan Revealed

Take a harrowing journey with author Sebastian Junger and photographer Reza deep into Afghanistan for the last interview with the assassinated resistance leader, Ahmed Shah Massoud. With never-before-seen footage, Afghanistan Revealed explores this war-torn country and the lives of its people as they struggle against the Taliban. Click here to buy this film Click here […]

Afghanistan: Winning the War, Losing the Peace

Afghanistan: Winning the War, Losing the Peace

Winning the War, Losing the Peace shows a hungry, lawless, combustible nation…” “… the images are troubling and unforgettable…” Jonathan Curiel, San Francisco Chronicle Cliff Orloff returned to Afghanistan in June 2002, more than 30 years after his first visit in 1971. His wife, Olga Shalygin, a Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist, joined him. In one […]

National Geographic: Camp Leatherneck (2010)

National Geographic: Camp Leatherneck (2010)

“In a part of Afghanistan controlled by the Taliban prior to 2009, the U.S. Marines’ Camp Leatherneck now serves as the base of operations for more than 10,000 U.S. soldiers charged with turning the tide of war in a stark and alien landscape. This National Geographic documentary looks closely at the men and women making […]

Hooligans at War (2013)

Hooligans at War (2013)

It is a topic of debate and controversy around the world, but for the young men of Hooligan Platoon, war-torn Afghanistan is a reality they have to endure day in and day out. Directed by Tyler Elliott, Hooligans at War is a rare and unique look inside the everyday lives of soldiers fighting a war […]

Dirty Wars (2013)

Dirty Wars (2013)

“Dirty Wars follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill, author of the international bestseller Blackwater, into the heart of America’s covert wars, from Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia and beyond. Part political thriller and part detective story, Dirty Wars is a gripping journey into one of the most important and underreported stories of our time. What begins as […]

This Is What Winning Looks Like (2013)

This Is What Winning Looks Like (2013)

  With US forces scheduled to withdraw from Afghanistan next year after over a decade at war, this investigative report takes a look at the difficult transition as US Marines hand over the responsibility of safeguarding the country to the Afghan army and police. On a military base in Sangin, inexperienced Afghan security forces have […]

Rethink Afghanistan (2008)

Rethink Afghanistan (2008)

Rethink Afghanistan is a ground-breaking, full-length documentary focusing on the key issues surrounding the war.  The film raises critical questions about the current U.S. policy in Afghanistan.  Segments of this documentary: Troops, Pakistan, Cost of War, Women of Afghanistan, Civilian Casualties, Security and Solutions.     To purchase, click here  

Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars (2013)

Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars (2013)

“Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars investigates the impact that U.S. drone strikes have across the globe. The film reveals the realities of drone warfare-the violation of international law, the loss of life, and the far-reaching implications for the communities that live under drones. Director Robert Greenwald traveled to Pakistan, interviewed more than 35 victims, witnesses, psychiatrists, […]

Warrior POV: Screaming Eagles in Afghanistan (2013)

Warrior POV: Screaming Eagles in Afghanistan (2013)

“In 2010, the “Screaming Eagles” of the 101st Airborne Division face off against the Taliban during Operation Dragon Strike. The American soldiers of the 101st head up Afghanistan’s “Highway to Hell,” to take back the countryside from a deadly enemy.” (Amazon)   To purchase this video, click here  

Taxi To the Dark Side (2007)

Taxi To the Dark Side (2007)

“Taxi to the Dark Side is a 2007 documentary film directed by American filmmaker Alex Gibney, and produced by Eva Orner and Susannah Shipman, which won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.  It focuses on the killing of an Afghan taxi driver named Dilawar,  beaten to death by American soldiers while being held in extrajudicial detention at the Parwan Detention Facility. Taxi to the Dark Side examines the […]

Taliban Child Fighters (2014)

Taliban Child Fighters (2014)

“More than 200 Taliban children, many recruited as suicide bombers, are being held in special prisons across Afghanistan. Brought to you by the foremost documentarian on the Taliban and film maker of ‘The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan’, we meet these captured child fighters and hear their stories. As NATO prepares to pull out of Afghanistan, […]

Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense “Shamed Be He Who Thinks Evil Of It” (2013)

Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense “Shamed Be He Who Thinks Evil Of It” (2013)

“The short film is titled HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE which is an Anglo-Norman phrase that can be translated to “Shamed be he who thinks evil of it.”  The film was created by Tom Abood of Australia and was the Tropfest Australia 22 2013 Third Prize winner.  While in Afhghanistan Tom Abood shares his new […]

That Which I Love Destroys Me (2014)

That Which I Love Destroys Me (2014)

“When returning home from a war zone, many service members feel mistrusting, over-controlling or overprotective, short-tempered or depressed. Some are violent and abusive. Failing to recognize and treat these hidden wounds of war contribute to a suicide epidemic among active duty service members and recently separated veterans. This feature-length documentary from producer/director Ric Roman Waugh […]

Travis: A Solider’s Story

“Travis: A Soldier’s Story is a challenging documentary featuring the inspiring true story of United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne. Travis lost portions of both arms and legs as the result of an IED (improvised explosive device) on April 10, 2012 while on patrol during his third tour of duty […]