Afghanistan Documentaries

This Is What Winning Looks Like

2013 Unrated

Film maker and reporter Ben Anderson began covering the war in Afghanistan in 2007, documenting the struggles of under-equipped and undermanned British forces who were fighting the Taliban for control of Helmand province in the BBC documentary Taking on the Taliban. He also directed the 2010 documen[...]

The Battle for Bomb Alley

2011 Unrated

For four years British servicemen fought an ongoing war with Taliban fighters in the Sangin region of Afghanistan, the most violent part of the country. Over a four year period up to 2010, some 106 British men lost their lives in the region including Staff-Sergeant Olaf Schmidt who won the George Cr[...]

Our War

2011
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Our War is a six-part documentary series telling the story of ten years of conflict in Afghanistan. It was made for the 10th anniversary of the war.   Part one follows the story behind 3 Platoon, 1 Royal Anglian's 2007 tour of duty in Helmand, Afghanistan. The following films depict h[...]

Why We Fight

2005
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Why We Fight, a 2005 historical war documentary by Eugene Jarecki about the US military-industrial complex, and western foreign policies over the last 50 years.   The title of the film refers to a series of seven propaganda movies made by the United States during World War 2 with the same[...]

Tell Spring Not to Come This Year

2015
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Tell Spring Not to Come This Year, a 2015 documentary about the Afghanistan war by Saeed Taji Farouky and Michael McEvoy.  It is a story told through the eyes of the Afghan people.   Many documentaries about the war in Afghanistan are shown from the point of view of the American and[...]

The Kill Team

2013
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The Kill Team is a 2013 documentary by American director Dan Krauss about the Maywand District murders during the war in Afghanistan.   THE KILL TEAM goes behind closed doors to tell the riveting story of Specialist Adam Winfield, a 21-year-old infantryman in Afghanistan who attempted w[...]

Inside Combat Rescue

2013 Unrated

Inside Combat Rescue, a 2013 military documentary series which follows an elite combat rescue team of the US Air Force as they save Allied and American forces who are in danger.   Some of the action on the documentary is from the front lines in Afghanistan and in Eastern Europe for Operat[...]

Bitter Lake

2012
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Bitter Lake, a feature-length documentary by renowned filmmaker Adam Curtis which attempts to unravel the complex nuances surrounding crises which are happening all over the world, with a specific focus on Afghanistan and the reaction from western powers.   Certainly, in the west, pe[...]

Armadillo

2010
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Armadillo, 2010 war documentary by filmmaker Janus Metz Pedersen who follows a group of Danish soldiers as they travelled to the Armadillo military base located in Helmand province of Afghanistan in February 2009.   The film captures a high level of verisimilitude, in that it captures the[...]

Afghanistan: Fighting the Forever War

2018 Unrated

In the 2018 documentary "Afghanistan: Fighting the Forever War" British reporter Justin Rowlatt interviews the commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, General Nicholson. The title of the film speaks for the subject matter itself.

Manhunt: The Search for Bin Laden

2013 Unrated

The search for Osama bin Laden, headed by the CIA was a massive operation which took over 15 years to draw to a close, superseding a number of administrations. In 2011 the worlds most wanted man was found, killed and his body was dumped in the sea. There was a lot of public suspicion surrounding his[...]

The Power of Nightmares

2004 Unrated

The Power of Nightmares, a 2004 3-part political documentary series presented by British filmmaker Adam Curtis.   Each of the hour-long documentaries make comparisons between the American Neo-Conservative movement and the radical Islamic terrorist movement. Despite them seeming like[...]

Breaking The Silence: Truth and Lies in the War On Terror

2003 Unrated

This war on terror documentary by renowned filmmaker and journalist John Pilger was one of the first of it’s kind to analyse the subject. Released just 6 months after the invasion of Iraq orchestrated by Tony Blair and George Bush the film was way ahead of its time, uncovering a[...]

The Battle for Marjah

2010 Unrated

The Battle for Marjah: A film written by Dan Anderson about the biggest military mission since the beginning of the Afganistan war. Operation Moshtarak happened between February 13th, 2010 and December 7th, 2010 and was an American lead coalition force involving 15,000 troops from the[...]

Korengal

2014
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Korengal is a sequel to the extremely popular 2010 film “Restrepo” directed by Tim Hetherington about men on the front line in Afghanistan. Filmmaker Sebastian Junger continues the story in the most dangerous valley in the country, Korengal as he makes a fur[...]

The Road to Guantanamo

2006 Unrated

The Road to Guantanamo is a feature-length docudrama about three British citizens who spent two years at the infamous Guantanamo Naval base located in Cuba. “The Tipton Three” as they came to be known were all from Tipton, West Midlands, England. In 2001 they were captured by the United[...]

Restrepo

2010
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Restrepo, a 2010 war documentary film directed by renowned journalistic filmmakers, Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger who spent a year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan. This documentary explores in great detail the lives of men who were on the front line in the Afganistan war[...]

Dirty Wars

2013
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Dirty Wars, a 2013 documentary by Richard Rowley chasing down the hidden truth behind America's increasing covert wars. Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill who is the author of the bestseller “Blackwater” leads us into the hidden world behind these wars from Afghanistan[...]

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