POV | Documentaries with a point of view

Armadillo
by Janus Metz

Kings of Pastry
Watch the trailer at: www.pbs.org/pov/armadillo
National PBS Premiere on POV
Tuesday, August 30 at 10 PM

(check your local listings)

In 2009, Janus Metz and cameraman Lars Skree accompanied a platoon of Danish soldiers to Armadillo, a combat operations base in southern Afghanistan. For six months, often while under fire, they captured the lives of the young soldiers fighting the Taliban in a hostile and confusing environment, where official rhetoric about helping civilians too often met the unforgiving reality of being a foreign occupier. Winner of the Critics’ Week Grand Prix at Cannes, Armadillo is one of the most dramatic and candid accounts of combat to come out of Afghanistan.

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Armadillo will be streaming online August 31, 2011 to September 29, 2011.

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