Big Story: Following the Afghan National Army fighting in Helmand Province

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Big Story: Following the Afghan National Army fighting in Helmand Province The documentary “Tell Spring Not to Come This Year” is a gripping, observational film following one unit of the Afghan National Army over the course of its first year of fighting in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

The documentary “Tell Spring Not to Come This Year” is a gripping, observational film following one unit of the Afghan National Army over the course of its first year of fighting in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Big Story: Following the Afghan National Army fighting in Helmand Province

Big Story: Following the Afghan National Army fighting in Helmand Province

The documentary “Tell Spring Not to Come This Year” is a gripping, observational film following one unit of the Afghan National Army over the course of its first year of fighting in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

The Afghan soldiers face their first military operations without direct American or NATO assistance. They prepare to battle the Taliban which normally launch deadly combat offensives every Spring.

This is the first feature documentary ever filmed entirely embedded with the Afghan Army.  An intimate and humanist story, it is told from a largely unheard and misrepresented perspective – the Afghan soldiers themselves.

Big Story provides “Tell Spring Not to Come This Year” its World Television premier after a successful theatrical run.

The film produced and directed by Saeed Taji Faouky, Michael McEvoy, and Elizabeth Jones, won the 2015 Audience Choice Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.

The Guardian newspaper calls it “tough, perceptive, and beautifully photographed.” The Hollywood Reporter describes the film as a “harrowing you-are-there combat” story.

Since September 2001, the war in Afghanistan has dragged on for 15 years. This a remarkable look at that war through the eyes of the Afghans who live it.

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