Rethink Afghanistan – a new documentary from Brave New Films

0 Posted by - February 26, 2009 - Blog, Screen
An Afghan National Policeman (ANP) fires a rocket-propelled grenade during a live-fire exercise near Beshud, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, Feb. 13, 2008.

An Afghan National Policeman (ANP) fires a rocket-propelled grenade during a live-fire exercise near Beshud, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, Feb. 13, 2008. (Photo: Army Times)

The firey folks working around the clock in their LA offices to bring polemics such as Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Iraq for Sale and Outfoxed, are near ready to launch their next visual assault. Brave New Films is completing Rethink Afghanistan, a documentary that takes a long hard look at America’s war in Afghanistan, including recent chapters in foreign policy from the Obama camp.

With 17,000 new troops scheduled to head to the war-torn and ravaged country, many are asking questions raised in the film. To what end will these troops serve? Is this conflict making Afghanistan poorer and more unsafe? What is the exit strategy? What is this war really about? With a battery of documentaries on Iraq, it seems that the critical lens is now shifting to what Robert Fisk called, back in 2001, America’s “new war.” Check out their website, watch a trailer below, or buy the DVD (US | Canada).

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