Far From Afghanistan
Chris Marker's Revolutionary Cinema
(John Gianvito, Jon Jost, Minda Martin, Travis Wilkerson, Soon-Mi Yoo, 2012, United States/Afghanistan, 129 min)
Director Minda Martin in attendance!
Saturday, Nov 23 at 04:30PM
On June 7, 2010, the ongoing U.S. war in Afghanistan surpassed Vietnam as the longest war in U.S. history. What do the people of Afghanistan have to show for ten years of war and occupation? Inspired by Chris Marker's 1967 collaborative undertaking, Far From Vietnam, Far From Afghanistan is an activist documentary that strives to contribute to the international effort to redirect American policy away from military and political intervention toward humanitarian and developmental care-giving (if and when requested by the Afghan people).
"Unless you have a personal connection to it, you can go weeks or months with almost no knowledge of our involvement in a major war." John Gianvito
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122