|Special Invitation Films|
Far from Afghanistan: The October Edition
USA / 2011 / English, Korean, et al. / Color / Blu-ray (HD)
Directors: John Gianvito, Jon Jost, Minda Martin, Travis Wilkerson, Soon-mi Yoo
Editors: Pacho Velez, Robert Todd
Producers: Steve Holmgren, Mike Bowes
Platform Producer: John Bruce
Production Coordinator: Matthew Yeager
Launched in October 2001 as “Operation Enduring Freedom,” the U.S. war in Afghanistan now marks a decade and at least 2,300 Coalition military deaths and over 10,000 wounded. U.S.-led forces have killed thousands of Afghan civilians in a country where 700 children and 60 women die each day from hunger and lack of health care.
Far from Afghanistan: The October Edition is a special presentation of Far from Afghanistan—an omnibus by a collection of filmmakers (including Travis Wilkerson, Jon Jost, and John Gianvito, who are scheduled to attend YIDFF 2011) who use a mosaic of approaches to explore issues of shared responsibility, history, and memory in an effort to help accelerate resistance to the war. The special edition, online and at YIDFF only, presents segments of the forthcoming film to mark the October 6, 2011, ten-year anniversary of the war in Afghanistan.
John Gianvito My Heart Swims in Blood
Jon Jost Empire’s Cross
Minda Martin The Long Distance Operator
Travis Wilkerson The Missing Chapter
Soon-Mi Yoo Untitled