retrograde

a film by Matthew Heineman

Afghanistan, 94 mins.

Website:

https://films.nationalgeographic.com/

This film captures the final nine months of America's twenty-year war in Afghanistan from multiple perspectives: one of the last US Special Forces units deployed there; a young Afghan general and his corps fighting to defend their homeland against all odds; and the civilians desperately attempting to flee as the country collapses and the Taliban take over. From rarely seen operational control rooms to the frontlines of battle to the chaotic Kabul airport during the final US withdrawal, this film offers a cinematic and historic window onto the end of America’s longest war, and the costs endured for those most intimately involved. It ain’t pretty. And there are so many people involved with a really good hearts and good intentions (except for the Taliban of course). The film is balanced and riveting.

 

THIS FILM IS ABOUT WAR

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