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Tell Spring Not to Come this Year

Saeed Taji Farouky & Michael McEvoy / United Kingdom - Afghanistan / 2015 / 87 ' / Dari / S.T. English


Gareth Keogh
Saeed Taji Farouky
Joe Lewis
Elizabeth C Jones, Saeed Taji Farouky & Michael McEvoy

Awards & Festivals

Winner: Amnesty International Film Prize, Berlin International Film Festival 2015
Winner: Panorama Audience Award, Berlin International Film Festival 2015
Winner: Best Feature-Length Documentary, Madrid International Documentary Film Festival 2015

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A rare and intimate glimpse into the dangers and calamity faced by an Afghan National Army squad as they fight insurgent forces in that country.


TELL SPRING NOT TO COME THIS YEAR follows one unit of the Afghan National Army (ANA) over the course of their first year of fighting in Helmand without NATO support. It is an intimate film about the human side of combat, told from a largely unheard and misrepresented perspective, that explores the deep personal motivations, desires and struggles of a band of fighting men on the frontline. Without a NATO soldier in sight, and no narrative but their own, this is the war in Afghanistan, through the eyes of the Afghans who live it.


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