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Tell Spring Not to Come This Year (2015)

The war in Afghanistan, through the eyes of the Afghans who live it.

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Tell Spring Not to Come This Year follows one unit of the Afghan National Army (ANA) over the course of their first year of deployment in Helmand without NATO support. It is an intimate film about the human side of combat, told from a largely unheard and misrepresented perspective, that explores the deep personal motivations, desires and struggles of a band of fighting men on the front line. Without a NATO soldier in sight, and no narrative but their own, this is the war in Afghanistan, through the eyes of the Afghans who live it.

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This film is not what I expected.
17 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

This film follows the soldiers in an Afghan national battalion as they live and fight amidst confusion in what seems like a futile environment.

This isn't about politics, religion, or action and melodrama. It is about the people fighting for what remains of their country. We see on the news chaotic scenes of gun fire in the middle east and its easy to forget that there are people behind those guns with family and friends.

After watching this film, I'm left wondering that if the same documentary could be made in the Taliban camp; would it really be that much different. In my opinion that's what makes this film powerful; strip away all the ideology and hate, and what's left is the same stuff me and you are made of.


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