Rethink Afghanistan

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Overview

While the U.S.'s 2001 invasion of Afghanistan was seen as an imperative after the attacks of 9/11, the ongoing conflict has seen a massive drop in public support and a questioning of whether military force can solve the struggling nation's social, political, and economic problems. This documentary from filmmaker Robert Greenwald (Uncovered: The War on Iraq) calls for a de-escalation of the war in Afghanistan in favor of non-military solutions and makes its case through rarely seen news footage and interviews with...
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Overview

While the U.S.'s 2001 invasion of Afghanistan was seen as an imperative after the attacks of 9/11, the ongoing conflict has seen a massive drop in public support and a questioning of whether military force can solve the struggling nation's social, political, and economic problems. This documentary from filmmaker Robert Greenwald (Uncovered: The War on Iraq) calls for a de-escalation of the war in Afghanistan in favor of non-military solutions and makes its case through rarely seen news footage and interviews with foreign-policy experts such as Andrew Bacevich, Stephen Kinzer, and Tariq Ali. ~ Sandra Bencic
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Messages to Obama: Afghans speak out ; Negotiating with the Taliban; Robert Greenwald in conversation with former CIA agents Robert Baer and Graham Fuller; Rethink Afghanistan: Behind the Campaign; Commentary track by director Robert Greenwald; Robert Greenwald on his trip to Afghanistan; Debates: Eight experts debate afghan issues; Vet finds congress through facebook: How retired corporal Rick Reyes testified before congress; List of producers who made this film possible
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/10/2009
  • UPC: 826262005993
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Rating:

  • Source: Disinformation
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:15:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 75,563

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Robert Greenwald Director, Producer
Philip Cruess Editor
Dallas Dunn Associate Producer
Kim Huynh Associate Producer
Jason Zaro Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Rethink Afghanistan
1. Intro [1:44]
2. Troops [5:25]
3. Pakistan [7:18]
4. Cost of War [11:09]
5. Women [7:42]
6. Civilian Casualties [10:17]
7. Security [9:12]
8. Solutions [8:12]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Rethink Afghanistan
   Main Feature
      Play With Commentary: On
      Play With Commentary: Off
      Chapter Menu
   Language
      Spanish Sutitles: On
      Spanish Sutitles: Off
   Special Features
      Robert Greenwald on His Trip to Afghanistan
      Messages to Obama: Afghans Speak out
      Rethink Afghanistan: Behind the Campaign
      Negotiating With the Taliban
      Vet Finds Congress Through Facebook
      Conversation With Former CIA Agent Graham Fuller
      Conversation With Former CIA Agent Robert Baer
      Debates
         Michael O'Hanlon and Tom Hayden
         Jason Rosenbaum and Davis Atkins
         Jon Rainwater and Jeremy Shapiro
         Lawrence Korb and Katrina Vanden Heuvel Pt.1
         Lawrence Korb and Katrina Vanden Heuvel Pt.2
         Lawrence Korb and Katrina Vanden Heuvel Pt.3
      Producers
         A - C
         D - G
         H - K
         L - O
         P - R
         S - V
         W -Z
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    shocking

    A compelling and informative film from Robert Greenwald. Truly eye opening.

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