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ARMADILLO

Sun, Feb 13, 2011
at 12:15 PM (B3)
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Mon, Feb 14, 2011
at 6 PM (B1)
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ARMADILLO

DIRECTOR: Janus Metz - DENMARK

Armadillo is the name of a heavily fortified UK-Danish army base in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. In 2009, Metz and crew followed a group of young Danish recruits as they adjusted to the grim realities of conflict, inside and outside their secure camp. The result is one of the most harrowing reports on the war and a vivid portrait of the impact of boredom and battle on mind and body. Venturing off the base, the voices of Afghan citizens, caught in the complexities of the coalition and Taliban crossfire, reveal the daunting challenge of finding a stable peace. Whether capturing the immediacy of a firefight, the tedious routine of army life, or the tragic civilian realities, Armadillo avoids judgment by leaving it to the viewer to grapple with the frustration, insanity, and confusion of this, and any, war. (100 mins.)

Selected Filmography: Ticket to Paradise (08), Love on Delivery (08).

Winner, Best Documentary prize, London Film Festival.

Sponsored by KBOO.

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