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The Van Doos in Afghanistan

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In this documentary, we hear directly from soldiers serving in the Royal 22e Régiment – all of them francophone. Members of the regiment (known in English as “Van Doos”) were filmed in the field in March 2011, during their deployment to Afghanistan. They speak with ease and a rare candour about themselves and their work, whether out on patrol or performing their duties at the base. The film's images and interviews bring home the complexity of the issues on the ground and shed light on the little-understood experiences of the men and women who served in Afghanistan. The Van Doos in Afghanistan is an exceptional film that lets the soldiers speak for themselves.

2011, 44 min