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More4 - 17 June 2008
Produced and directed by Peter Kosminsky for Yorkshire Television and originally broadcast as part of the First Tuesday series of documentaries on 4 October 1988.
This acclaimed documentary is about the embattled Soviet forces in Afghanistan. After negotiating for 18 months with army authorities, producer/director Peter Kosminsky gained amazing access to a small outpost of weary troops, hemmed in halfway up a cold, grey mountain. Watching it now, the modern resonances are inescapable. The soldiers explain, sadly and quietly, how they feel deceived by their government, how they soon learnt the war was unwinnable ("after every operation, the number of people opposed to us would increase") and how deeply the violence has affected them. Even more powerfully, soldiers and their families mourn those who fell. Rarely have the mind-numbing futility and countless individual tragedies of war been more lucidly presented.
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