In October 2001 the United States launched the war against Afghanistan, with the whole world by its side, in an act of self-defence after the attacks of 9/11. By the end of 2014, most combat troops of the international coalition would be leaving. Over 3000 soldiers were lost in combat. The U.S. and their allies leave behind a country on the brink of civil war and bloodshed…
The official rhetoric has not stood up to the stark reality on the ground. Bin Laden? Found and killed…elsewhere, in Pakistan. The fate of Afghan women? An excuse to sell this war to public opinion.
All parties to the conflict - members of the American secret service, commanders of U.S. armed forces, Taliban officials, Afghan warlords and tribal leaders, UN negotiators, Pakistani leaders and secret service, NGO officials – give their view and unravel the tangled web of a war that had no other motive than America’s thirst for revenge. For eleven years, Western democracies promised Afghanistan a better future… only to leave the country in a state of wide-spread corruption, disillusion, with thousands of lives lost and the Taliban more powerful than ever.
Afghanistan was the ideal target. It has become a volcano…
Festivals and Awards:
* 2014: Nominated for the IMPACT AWARD, category "Culture and Politics".
* 2013: "Etoile de la SCAM", the annual awards of 30 selected audiovisual works by the Civil Society of Multimedia Authors (France): a "star" awarded at the 8th edition during Sunny Side of the Doc, La Rochelle, France.
* 2013: GOLD PLAQUE awarded in the TV History Documentary section of the Chicago International Film Festival
* 2013: Nominated for the 2013 Rockie Awards, category "Investigative and Current Affairs Programs" - BANFF World Media Festival
* 2013 FIGRA: selected in the "TERRE(S) D'HISTOIRE" - LAND(S) OF HISTORY - section of the 20th edition of the festival, March 2013