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On NPR “On Point” – Michael raises Afghan perspective on the role of Pakistan

Michael Sheridan called in to NPR’s On Point this morning, the subject: “What to do about Pakistan.”

Listen to Michael’s comment:  Call to NPR On Point.

Hear the full program here: WBUR-On Point

Having lived through a number of attacks instigated by the Pakistani’s, there is no question that until the international community forces the regional players, Pakistan, India, Iran, China, to the table, Afghanistan will continue to be the battle ground of their neighbor’s conflicts.  As I have written here before:  No outsider can fix Afghanistan. However, outsiders can, and I think must, help Afghanistan extricate itself from being a pawn in the regional geopolitical conflict between countries such as Pakistan, India, [read analysis] Iran, Russia and China [read report]. Until this is accomplished, outsiders must – on humanitarian grounds – protect Afghans from a regional war that is being fought in their country and that fuels and plays off of internal tensions. To this end the international community, and the war protesters, should have a plan beyond getting troops out and bringing the money home. Leaving the mess behind is not a humane solution.

Support an end of war for Afghans –  as well as for the international forces in Afghanistan. This requires reducing American led offensive military action, increasing pressure for resolution of regional conflicts and a quieter long-term (30-50 year) commitment to economic, social, political and security development in Afghanistan [For further insight read USIP’s: The Future of Afghanistan].

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Voice of America releases special report on Community Supported Film

Voice of America produced a special report on the training and production work of Community Supported Film in Afghanistan. Special thanks to Philippa Levenberg for her work on this and to trainee Hasib Asmaty for his participation.

You can also see the report in Dari or Pashto here: VOA facebook

Voice of America Report on CSFilm’s Afghan Training from CSFilm / SheridanWorks on Vimeo.

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“Ten Years and Counting” Interviews Michael Sheridan on the Afghan Project

Brewing Tea in a Kettle of War: An Interview with Michael SheridanTricia Khutoretsky. 

I know more about Afghanistan from talking to Michael Sheridan than I’ve known in the 10 years since we have been at war…

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CSFilm interviewed in The Independent film magazine

Afghan Life According to Afghan Filmmakers

With limited access to stories from the Afghan point of view, filmmaker Michael Sheridan set up a workshop to give Afghan people the tools to make their own documentaries.

The Independent, September 11th, 2011 | Erin Trahan

In the days approaching the 10th anniversary of September 11th, whose stories have you heard? Have they represented the full spectrum of experiences on that date and what has unfolded since? What was the language of their telling?
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Michael Sheridan interviewed on America Abroad Media

America Abroad Media talks with Michael Sheridan about his creation of Community Supported Film, experiences in Afghanistan, the training of Afghans in documentary filmmaking and video journalism and the revealing stories that they are telling. Watch Interview

 

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