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The Longest War

  • Documentary and factual
  • News and current affairs
  • 2020
  • Greg Barker
  • 81 mins
  • 15

Summary

Documentary exploring the human stories behind America's involvement in Afghanistan

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Review

The makers of the American TV thriller Homeland have teamed up with director Greg Barker for this sobering documentary about America’s presence in Afghanistan, an involvement that spans decades and numerous presidencies. Seven to be precise.

Although told comprehensively and chronologically, this isn’t a statistics-and-facts-heavy chronicle of events and geopolitical issues. Witnesses including US intelligence operatives such as recently retired CIA “targetter” officer Lisa Maddox (who bears a startling resemblance to Homeland’s Carrie Mathison), soldiers, journalists and Afghan officials describe their experiences of the war. “My head hurts for the [Afghan] people because I just don’t see how this ends,” says Maddox with a note of despair.

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Credits

Cast

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SelfLisa Maddox
SelfBreshna Musaza

Crew

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DirectorGreg Barker
ProducerPeter Bergen
ProducerTresha Mabile
ComposerFernando Velázquez
EditorGiacomo Ambrosini
EditorRejh Cabrera

Details

Released on
2020-08-15
Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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