Docs Ireland 2023: Afghanistan + Q&A
Docs Ireland presents Afghanistan (2023), an investigation into the war in Aghanistan's history and legacy, with co-director Martin Stalker in attendance for a Q&A.
James Glancy, a filmmaker and former British Royal Marine commando who was decorated for his actions in combat, returns to Afghanistan with a small, handpicked team to help him answer the question that has haunted him for ten years. Was it worth it?
Dramatically, mid-way through filming, President Joe Biden announces that the US would be pulling troops out by 9/11, starting a Taliban offensive that leads to the dramatic fall of the Afghanistan Government, amidst chaotic evacuation scenes in Kabul, as American forces withdraw.
This broad investigation into both Afghanistan’s history and its present is able to hint at the influence and issues related to colonial interests. It is a unique insight into day-to-day life, in and away from the country’s many conflicts.
Director Martin Stalker will take part in a Q&A after the film.