Posts tagged as: war

Review: ‘A War’ explores war’s quiet, forgotten horrors

Review: ‘A War’ explores war’s quiet, forgotten horrors

More than 14 years later and the war in Afghanistan is still going on. President Obama declared the end of U.S. military combat operations in Afghanistan in December of 2014, but 9,800 American troops and 3,200 NATO troops remain there to prop up the ineffectual Afghan Army as the longest war in U.S. history unofficially […]

Ana’s Playground (2009)

Ana’s Playground (2009)

Children are cinema’s simultaneously fetishized commodity and artless liability.  You can’t harm them, yet you can have them perpetrate terrible acts of inhumanity.  “Ana’s Playground” cuts through the malaise of hypocrisy and transmits a violent, chaotic reality usually relegated to somewhere “out there” right into your brain. This 18 minute short centers on a ragged, […]

The Tillman Story: A Tale that Needed to be Told

The Tillman Story: A Tale that Needed to be Told

The name might already be familiar to you from news reports during the mid-2000s. Pat Tillman was a young American football player who chose to put his career on hold in order to join the US Army. When he was killed on duty in Afghanistan, he was held up as the archetypal all-American hero by […]

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