Afghanistan In The UK: Part 3

Posted in Film, Short Films, TV
By Sam Bathe on 25 Aug 2010

We featured part 1 of VBS‘ video series on Afghanistan a couple of days ago, but now in part three, the army have shipped out to the war-torn country, and it gets all the more shocking by the second:

“Night time mortar attacks lead into a day visit to Paghman village. A re-creation of an Afghan village complete with Afghani-refugees employed to man bazaars and restaurants. Suddenly a suicide bomber, played by one of the Gurkha soldiers who blend in among 2 Para, detonates his vest. The aforementioned Afghani refugees and the amputees / actors / stuntmen / ex-estate agents and aspiring comedians who work for an agency called Amputees In Action react in appropriate fashion. The army uses these guys a lot these days.”

Warning: contains footage that may be upsetting to some viewers.

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