Posts Tagged ‘Afghanistan’

Restrepo: A Different Take on War

Restrepo: A Different Take on War

I went to see Restrepo last week. It’s the doc that Tim Hetherington and  Sebastian Junger made about the war in Afghanistan. The one that cleaned up at The Sundance Film Festival. The trailer has been given the Hollywood treatment and is a bit misleading. Restrepo does not try to be a political film. It […]


On The Frontline In Afghanistan

 On The Frontline In Afghanistan

The BBC have posted a slideshow on their news website, which offers and very human and intimate look at what life is like for British soldiers fighting in Afghanistan. The photos were taken by Captain Alexander Allan, during a six month deployment to Helmand Province. If you have 5 minutes to spare, check out this […]


The Afghan War

 The Afghan War

This week I attended the BBC’s News Festival. Its an annual event where organisation’s staff get to hear leading figures inside and outside the organisation debate the issues dominating the headlines and the challenges facing the media. I was looking forward to listening to Helen Boaden, the head of BBC news. Her session proved a […]