Director John Gianvito in person for Q&A!

“Unless you have a personal connection to it,” said filmmaker John Gianvito upon the premiere of Far From Afghanistan, “you can go weeks or months with almost no cognizance that we’re involved in a major war.” Gianvito’s modern update of Far From Vietnam consists of five brief vignettes (each the work of a different director) focused on guilt-ridden troops, shattered families, and indifferent Americans, interspersed with on-the-ground interviews with Afghan civilians. Far from Afghanistan depicts a nation blind to the longest war in its own history, and a soldiery trained to follow orders whose basis and justification remain unknown. 

  • Directed By John Gianvito, Jon Jost, Minda Martin, Travis Wilkerson, Soon-Mi Yoo
  • 2012
  • USA/Afghanistan
  • 129 minutes