Broadcast of ‘Armadillo’ Prompts Reactions to War in Afghanistan

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Armadillo

Armadillo

Each Friday, we post a selection of viewer comments relating to the week’s film.

This week, viewers watched Armadillo, the Danish war documentary that sparked controversy about the Afghanistan war in its home country.

Read reactions from Facebook, Twitter and the Armadillo film companion site

“I thought Restrepo was a fantastic glimpse into a soldier’s life in Afghanistan, but this really hit home. Thank you to the soldiers and to Mr. Metz for allowing us this glimpse (a very candid glimpse) into their lives there.”
Diels1

@povdocs #Armadillo, excellent. The beauty of the filming almost distracts from the darkness of the story. Almost.”
Scott Allan Wallick (Twitter @sctt)

@povdocs This intense film sums up why war will never make sense nor truly solve any global issues–war is just time and lives wasted”
Sonya Bell (Twitter @AllonsEnfants)

“Compelling presentation of the good, bad, and the ugly of this war. As an American, this opened up a new yet painfully familiar perspective on our global tragedy.”
Kevin Farkas (via Facebook)

“Watched “Armadillo” on PBS @povdocs last night. What a gut wrenching perspective of armed conflict. #shouldberequiredviewing”
Andy Sink (Twitter @andysink33)

“By far the most captivating documentary about modern warfare”
SanfordPK

“One of the most powerful verite docs about war Ive ever seen.”
Bob Sacha (Twitter @bobsacha)

@povdocs this is the most (unfortunately) real war doc I have ever seen. Incredible…”
ben king (Twitter @bkccourier)

“They are soldiers not NGOs in a country that is very hostile to them. They have lost some of their own. What would you do?”
Kayla Cain (Twitter @kayla_cain)

Watch Armadillo free online for a limited time, and tell us what you think about this program on the Armadillo companion site, on Facebook or on Twitter.

POV Staff
POV Staff
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