Afghanistan In The UK

Posted in Film, Short Films, TV
By Sam Bathe on 24 Aug 2010

Vice’s online VBS series are maybe the best thing they’re doing at the moment. Going places other reporters daren’t, and delving into stories so perverse, well, you might not even call them stories, it’s good to flick on for a quick burst or settle down for one of their longer documentaries.

Their latest series, Afghanistan In The UK, as they put it “travels to STANTA, a training camp in middle England to meet the esteemed 2 Para, one of the British army’s most elite, and legendarily aggressive, units. They are readying to travel to Helmand Province for Winter and are using a multi-million pound “Afghani Village” in the middle of the British countryside to prepare their new troops for their first visit to the war in Afghanistan. Some of the soldiers, male and female, are just 18 years-old.”

Oh and the usual Vice warning: contains footage that may be upsetting to some viewers. It would be more of a surprise if it didn’t contain shocking footage to be honest. Check out more of the show here.

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