Afghanistan – Inside Australia’s War (3 part ABC tv doc) – 2016
“Never before have Australia’s fighting women and men talked so candidly to the nation about war so soon after the shooting stopped.
Afghanistan: Inside Australia’s War draws on the raw experiences of our longest war – from private soldiers to Prime Ministers. In their own words and through their own extraordinary helmet-cam battle footage (much of it never seen before) Australian ground war warriors lay bare their hearts in a searing, profound 3 x 1 hour epic – not just how they fought, but why and to what end.
The contributors to the series are all members of the Australian Defence Force who served in the 12 year war, the politicians who sent them to fight or Afghans with sharp insights into Australians’ contribution to the war.
The series also puts Australia’s war in Afghanistan in the context of a global war on terror.
As much as a war story, Afghanistan: Inside Australia’s War is a portrait of a generation. What Australia’s fighting men and women did on our behalf is chilling, fascinating and often inspiring. The way they did it – the search for solid moral foundations from which to fight this confusing war – is perhaps their most lasting legacy.
Production details: 3×60 mins. Essential Media and Entertainment. Writer/Director Victoria Midwinter Pitt. Executive Producer Alan Erson. ABC Commissioning Editor Matt Scully.”
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