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Camp Victory,Afghanistan

A true story of Americas Exit Strategy from Afghanistan

Overview

Genre
Current Affairs, Foreign Worlds, Politics, Social Issues, and History
Synopsis

Using 300 hours of verité footage shot over the course of five years, the film follows General Sayar of the Afghan National Army and the U.S. National Guardsmen sent to mentor him and his men. General Sayar, a man who's been at war his entire life, and Col. Shute, a lifelong Guardsmen and the father of two sons serving in Iraq, are assigned to each other. As they struggle against vast differences in language, religion and culture to achieve the goals of their respective nations, a surprising friendship develops between them. With unprecedented access to top U.S. and Afghan military leaders, this is the first film to examine the reality of building a functioning Afghan military--the linchpin of any U.S. exit strategy. But it is also a strategy fraught with very human limits and complications. In war and in peace, the umanity of these two leaders, and the fallibility of their men, create a heart-breaking picture of a conflict that brings out the best of men in the worst of circumstances.

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
finished
Running time
84 and 56 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
BOLO Productions LLC
Country
United States
Years of Production
2005 to 2010
Locations
Afghanistan
Prod. Partners
ITVS

Distribution Details

Release year
2010
Festivals
SXSW,Human Rights Watch New York, MoMA Doc Fortnight,Little Rock
Broadcast (Prod.)
NETA
Broadcast (Acq.)
American Broadcast for Public Television
Language
Dari, Pashto, English
Subtitles
English

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