• Camp Victory, Afghanistan (work in progress)

    USA/Afghanistan. Carol Dysinger. 83 min.

Followed by discussion with Carol Dysinger and Col. (Ret) Michael Shute

Friday, February 26, 2010, 8:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Camp Victory, Afghanistan (work in progress)

    USA/Afghanistan. Directed by Carol Dysinger. Camp Victory, Afghanistan is the story of the American Exit Strategy. Using almost 300 hours of footage shot over the course of three years, the film follows General Sayar of the Afghan National Army (ANA) 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 Guardsman and the father of two sons serving in Iraq, are assigned to each other. As they struggle to achieve the goals of their respective nations, an unusual relationship develops. With unprecedented access to top-tier U.S. and Afghan military leaders, Camp Victory, Afghanistan is the first film to examine the reality of building a functioning Afghan military—a critical step toward bringing stability to Afghanistan and the linchpin of any U.S. exit strategy. But it is also a story about friendship and the unlikely bonds that form across a great divide, man to man, soldier to soldier. In Dari, Pashto, English; English subtitles. 83 min.