Afghans Opposed to Escalation; Robert Greenwald Returns From Kabul With Exclusive Footage

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Brave New Foundation
Contact: 

Leighton Woodhouse lwoodhouse@bravenewfoundation.org
213.948.3545

Afghans Opposed to Escalation; Robert Greenwald Returns From Kabul With Exclusive Footage

LOS ANGELES - Following the President's announcement of a comprehensive review of
U.S. policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan, film director Robert Greenwald
returns to the U.S. tomorrow from a week in Kabul where he collected
original footage and interviews for a new feature-length documentary on
the conflict.

"I just came back from Kabul and found
that in Afghanistan, troop escalation is on the top of nobody's wish
list," said Greenwald. "Having seen the devastation of the conflict up
close and having talked directly to numerous Afghans, I can say that a
policy involving a surge of 21,000 teachers, doctors and sanitation
workers would be far wiser than a policy of 21,000 more troops."

The footage Greenwald collected in Afghanistan includes hours of
exclusive material, including interviews with Afghan politicians, peace
activists, former Taliban fighters and negotiators. Greenwald's
production company, Brave New Foundation, will immediately begin
cutting and editing the new material for the online release of the next
chapter of 'Rethink Afghanistan.' The film is being released in five
installments online.

View the first and second chapters of 'Rethink Afghanistan' here:

http://rethinkafghanistan.com/

For more information on the campaign or to host an interview or
speaking engagement with Robert Greenwald, please contact:

Leighton Woodhouse
lwoodhouse@bravenewfoundation.org
213.948.3545

 

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