Written by David Hudson
I want to bang the drum a bit for Far From Afghanistan, a project inspired by the 1967 omnibus film, Far From Vietnam. The roster of contributing filmmakers is impressive to say the least: John Gianvito (Profit motive and the whispering wind), Jon Jost (All The Vermeers in New York), Minda Martin(Free Land), Travis Wilkerson (Distinguished Flying Cross) and Soon-Mi Yoo(Dangerous Supplement). You can read about each of their new films here, but overall, the goal is “to contribute to the international effort to redirect US policy away from military and political intervention toward true humanitarian and developmental care-giving.” If that strikes a chord, you might consider chipping in to the Kickstarter campaign. For one week, starting on October 6, you can watch the works-in-progress.