History Investigation & Politics 90'


The Afghan war has shaped the beginning of the 21st century. Twenty years after 9/11, the U.S. military is leaving Afghanistan after the longest war in its history.


Despite more than $2.3 trillion spent by the USA to eradicate Al Qaeda and bring democracy, the 20-year Afghan state-building strategy collapsed in a few days. The Afghan army evaporated almost without a fight and the Afghan president fled. The chaos exposed the regime's Western dependence and its economy.


Through exclusive personal accounts of major actors and Afghan, American and French participants, the film recounts the reasons for the American failure, contrasting those that led to the Taliban victory.

Direction: Claire Billet 

Production: Point du jour, Les Films du Balibari for France Télévisions

Languages: French, English

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