Afghan Troop Challenges Caught on Film

Posted on July 2, 2010
Camp Victory, Afghanistan — a new documentary airing on Public Television this August — reveals the struggles behind U.S. attempts to rebuild the Afghan National Army. The film, by Carol Dysinger, is a sobering reminder of the limited effect money (the U.S. has poured billions in aid to Afghanistan) and diplomacy can play on a deeply divided nation. Using nearly 300 hours of footage shot between 2005 and 2008, Dysinger highlights the human difficulties involved in cultivating an army tasked with fighting an elusive enemy. Last week, Director Carol Dysinger sat down with PBS NewsHour’s Ray Suarez to talk about the film. You can watch their conversation below…

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