July 19, 2019

Documentary Film: “Camp Victory”

Human Rights Watch has an extensive June documentary film festival featuring more than 30 films.  This is the 21st year of their festival, and the OPC, through our board member Minky Worden (Media Director of HRW), will co-sponsor two films “Camp Victory” and “Restrepo” both about the war in Afghanistan.  

Camp Victory explores the reality of building a functioning Afghan military.  Filmmaker Carol Dysinger shot nearly 300 hours of verite footage between 2005 and 2008 and she achieves a remarkable intimacy in telling the story of U.S. National Guardsmen stationed in Heart, Afghanistan who are assigned to train Afghan officers.  Although the United States has poured military aid into Afghanistan, money alone does not produce security – people do.  Frustrations are evident as are moments of humor as the film vividly exposes the difficulties faced by these men from two very different worlds, as they attempt to understand and work effectively together in this monumental endeavor.

The dates and times of “Camp Victory” are:

Saturday, June 12 at 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 17 at 4 p.m. 

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