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Day One (2015)

PG-13 | | Short, Drama, Thriller | March 2015 (USA)
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On her first day in Afghanistan, an interpreter for the US Army is forced to deliver the child of an enemy bomb-maker.

Director:

Henry Hughes

Writers:

Dawn DeVoe (story), Henry Hughes (story) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Layla Alizada ... Feda
Navid Negahban ... Dr. Nasir
Alexia Pearl ... Naheed
Bill Zasadil Bill Zasadil ... Lieutenant Adams
Alain Ali Washnevsky ... Jalal (as Alain Washnevsky)
Yanellie Ireland ... Mina
Shari Vasseghi ... Nazaneen
Mustafa Haidari ... Gulab
Jesse Luken ... Sergeant McCloud
Ali Olomi ... Omar
Dave Racki Dave Racki ... Private Hughes
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael McCarthy ... Private Spear
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Inspired by a true story, an Afghan-American woman on the heels of a divorce joins the US Military as an interpreter. On her first day of deployment in Afghanistan, her unit searches out the remote house of a bomb-maker. When the bomb-maker's pregnant wife goes into labor, the interpreter must go beyond the call of duty to deliver her breech child.

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An AFI Thesis Film See more »

Genres:

Short | Drama | Thriller | War

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Dr. Nasir is named so as a nod to the character Abu Nasir that Navid Negahban played in the series Homeland See more »

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Featured in The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2016: Live Action (2016) See more »

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I wonder if she showed up for Day Two!
8 February 2016 | by dave-mcclainSee all my reviews

"Day One" (USA, 20 min.) – In Afghanistan, a young female interpreter experiences an especially dramatic first day on the job working with U.S. soldiers. She starts off on the wrong foot by using the shower at the wrong time, then struggles to understand the expectations and procedures of her new environment. On her first mission with the squad to which she is assigned, she delays their march when she has to stop to urinate, she's almost killed by an IED, she has to translate during a heated exchange between her squad's leader and an Afghan man who is a suspected insurgent and then she is forced to help the man's pregnant wife when she suddenly goes into labor and the first part of the baby to emerge is its arm. Written and directed by a former U.S. Army paratrooper as a tribute to one of his unit's former interpreters, this is a personal and powerful look at the challenges of modern warfare. "A"


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English | Dari

Release Date:

March 2015 (USA) See more »

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Day One: Lexus See more »

Filming Locations:

Afghanistan

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