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 attack.
The filmmakers gained unique, prolonged access to the soldiers of the Royal Marines 3 Commando Brigade as they fought a shifting and elusive Taliban threat. Every day, the fighting continues to destroy buildings and lives – forcing people from their homes. Battlefield Afghanistan is a daring film that takes viewers directly to the frontlines and questions whether the NATO forces are losing the battle for the hearts and minds of the Afghan people.