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In Heartland, Playwright Gabriel Jason Dean Makes the War in Afghanistan Personal
Michener Center alumnus' latest drama turns down the volume of war
"...The United States had been at war in Afghanistan for five years without it meaning much to Gabriel..."

Jan. 18, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Bringing Afghanistan Home
'Outside the Wire' collects 38 stories from the front lines
"...the subtitle to understand why: American Soldiers' Voices from Afghanistan...."

April 2, 2013 Books Post by Monica Riese

Afghanistan Advice
"...Dear Editor, Most Americans view Afghanistan as a place where fundamentalist insurgents plan attacks on..."

Dec. 11, 2009 Postmarks

Special Afghanistan 'Chronicle' Cover – Koran Version
"...Chronicle made it out here to me in southern Afghanistan, the cover had been torn off. Do you think..."

April 11, 2006 Postmarks

Go Directly to Iraq; Do Not Pass Afghanistan, Do Not Collect Bin Laden
Austinites' board game does what Bush cannot

Sept. 8, 2006 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

12 Strong
High-tech bombs and horseback soldiers fight together in the U.S. war in Afghanistan
"...There's a reason why Afghanistan is called the graveyard of empires – a phrase..."

Jan. 19, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Through an Afghan Lens Darkly
In Frame by Framefour photojournalists navigate a newly free press in Afghanistan
"...Most of what we know about Afghanistan has been framed for us through someone's viewfinder. Against..."

March 13, 2015 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

A War
Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language film is a complex morality tale
"...war film set in the irrational war zone of Afghanistan, but writer/director Tobias Lindholm’s film aims for the bigger..."

March 4, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

War Stories
From Austin to the Upper Peninsula to Afghanistan and back: Heather Courtney's long journey to arrive at Where Soldiers Come From
"...who enlist in the National Guard, are deployed to Afghanistan, and struggle when they return home. In a world..."

Oct. 7, 2011 Screens Feature by Cindy Widner

Afghan Star
In Afghanistan's version of American Idol, there's a lot more at stake than the glory.
"...a group of male and female contestants from across Afghanistan in what is essentially an Afghan version of American..."

Oct. 16, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Afghan Thoughts
Elections and reconstruction expert Dan Grant discusses the presidential plan
"...1 plan for increased troop levels and redeployment in Afghanistan, we thought, Here's a crazy idea: Why don't we..."

Dec. 23, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Kandahar
"...people. Secretly filmed in a refugee settlement in southern Afghanistan, Kandahar was meant to be a clarion bell for..."

March 1, 2002 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Drawing Fire
Political cartoonist Ted Rall on war reporting in Afghanistan and the new media battleground
"...Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests: Unembedded in Afghanistan – will be released in November and chronicles his..."

March 8, 2013 Screens Feature by Audra Schroeder

Taxi to the Dark Side
Alex Gibney's new documentary focuses on the patterns of abuse committed by American armed forces against enemy combatants in Iraq and elsewhere. Instead of bad apples, he finds bad orders.
"...American armed forces – at Bagram Air Force Base, Afghanistan; Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq; and Guantánamo Bay, Cuba..."

Feb. 15, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Beauty Academy of Kabul
This documentary shows how real power flows not from the barrel of a gun but rather a can of hairspray.
"...have collectively crippled all public semblance of normalcy in Afghanistan but have nevertheless failed to quash all the desires..."

May 26, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Breadwinner
A young girl tries to provide for her family in Afghanistan
"...In Afghanistan in 2001, 11-year-old Parvana takes the latter choice after..."

Dec. 1, 2017 Movie Review by Danielle White

Max
After sufferiong trauma in Afghanistan, a heroic dog is sent stateside
"...military dog who is part of a squad in Afghanistan, searching for weapons caches. When a sketchy snafu gets..."

July 3, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Long Way Home
Austin documentarian Heather Courtney travels to Afghanistan, by way of her native Michigan
"...off to embed with Dominic and his friends in Afghanistan. In this beautifully shot film, sharply and smartly edited..."

March 18, 2011 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Into the Valley of Death, and Back Out Again
Filmmaker and war photographer Tim Hetherington talks about his yearlong embed in Afghanistan
"...of the Korengal Valley in Kunar Province in eastern Afghanistan, aka "the valley of death."..."

July 30, 2010 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Lions for Lambs
Robert Redford's Lions for Lambs, in which he co-stars with Meryl Streep and Tom Cruise, is a piece of nervy political theatre that argues against individual complacency in wartime.
"...primarily takes place on a barren, snowy mountain in Afghanistan, where a faceless enemy is closing in on two..."

Nov. 9, 2007 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Gates Loves Kiev in the Spring Time
The Secretary of Defence (and former A&M president) attacks NATO over Afghanistan.
"...morning, attacking NATO for not providing enough troops in Afghanistan. This kind of ignores the International Security Assistance Force,..."

Oct. 22, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Hightower Report: Will You Enlist in Donald Trump’s War?
Afghanistan all over again
"...was Bush's War, then Obama's War. The place is Afghanistan, and the strategy is to shove another 5,000 or..."

June 16, 2017 News Column by Jim Hightower

Man Down
A soldier struggles with PTSD
"...War II film Fury), this time engaged in the Afghanistan conflict. Several storylines from his life unfold in a..."

Dec. 2, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Tina Fey becomes a war correspondent in her new comedy
"...in the book The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot has been fashioned by..."

March 11, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Rock the Kasbah
Bill Murray is a music promoter who finds his next client in Afghanistan
"...on the story of the first young woman in Afghanistan to sing publicly on Afghan Star, that country’s televised..."

Oct. 23, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Good Kill
Ethan Hawke pilots drones over Afghanistan from a trailer in the Nevada desert
"...a cloudless sky high above the godforsaken terrain of Afghanistan, where weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles – otherwise known as..."

June 12, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Point and Shoot
This documentary follows an American man's motorcycle trip through Northern Africa and the Middle East, during which he takes up arms against Moammar Gadhafi in Libya.
"...war correspondent embedded with U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan...."

Dec. 12, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

Korengal
This companion piece to the Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo revisits the men who fought in Afghanistan's deadly Korengal Valley.
"...The films center on the fighting in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley, which was so intense and deadly (42..."

June 27, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

Lone Survivor
A SEAL team mission in Afghanistan goes very wrong in this intense combat film with a bang-up cast.
"...Matt “Axe” Axelson (Foster) – were dropped into northern Afghanistan with the aim of capturing or taking out a..."

Jan. 10, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dirty Wars
Journalist Jeremy Scahill investigates the stealth operations of JSOC - the Joint Special Operations Command, an elite military outfit that performs targeted kills at the administration's directive.
"...the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army. While in Kabul, Afghanistan, investigating the war on terror, the growing number of..."

June 28, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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