German TV movie Deployment nominated for Banff Rockie Award – film criticizes ISAF mission in north Afghanistan

German soldiers enter the Afghan village of Milanh in the MOW Deployment. Photo courtesy of WDR/ARD

German soldiers enter the fictional Afghan village of Milanh in the MOW Deployment. Photo courtesy of WDR/ARD

Canadians embraced the popular series Combat Hospital, shown on Global TV in 2011. Unfortunately, the show about a military hospital in Kabul, which averaged 1.5 million viewers per week, was cancelled after only one season, much to the chagrin of the fans.

Deployment (Auslandseinsatz, Germany 2012), nominated for a Rockie Award at the upcoming Banff World Media Festival, is the first German TV movie to deal with soldiers on the ground in Afghanistan. Continue reading

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