Ethics and War: "The Fixer:The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi" (Film)

Wed February 15th 2012, 7:00pm
Event Sponsor
McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society
Cubberley Auditorium, 485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
Ethics and War: "The Fixer:The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi" (Film)

"The Fixer:The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi" is a feature-length documentary that follows the relationship between an Afghan interpreter and his client, American journalist Christian Parenti. This intimate portrait of two colleagues shifts dramatically when Ajmal is kidnapped along with an Italian reporter. The situation goes from bad to worse as foreign powers pressure for fast results, the Afghan government bungles its response and the specter of Taliban power looms in the background. What follows is the tragic story of one man forgotten in the crossfire: a brutal allegory of the proud land and perilous misadventure that is Afghanistan.Following the screening, Ian Olds (the film's Director) will be in conversation with Robert Crews (History, Stanford).This event is sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies.

More information and trailer available at the "More Info" link.