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Club Screening – ‘Ghosts of Afghanistan’: A Documentary About How the West Failed in Afghanistan

Date: 25 Oct 2021 06:30 PM — 09:30 PM | Venue: Dining Room


‘Ghosts of Afghanistan’: A Documentary About How the West Failed in Afghanistan
Monday, October 25, 2021
6:30pm – Doors Open
6:30pm – 9:30pm – Buffet with free-flow beverage
7pm – Screening (1hr 29min) followed by Q&A
with Graeme Smith
First Floor
The new documentary Ghosts of Afghanistan follows war correspondent Graeme Smith as he returns to the conflict-weary nation, just before the return of the Taliban, in search of how everything went so wrong. Smith, who covered the war in Afghanistan for Canada’s The Globe and Mail newspaper, talks about his journeys following Western troops into combat, chronicling the war’s twists and turns, and how he uncovered human rights abuses including the torture of detainees. Directed by Julian Sher, the documentary follows Smith as he talks with human rights activists in Kabul, rural women from outside Kandahar, Afghanistan’s then-national security adviser and members of the Taliban in Doha. The film introduces us to struggling school teachers, young Afghan women with hopes and dreams, and even a poppy farmer deep in Taliban-controlled territory. It also features stunning footage of Afghanistan’s natural landscape, and fascinating glimpses of daily life in the country’s cities and countryside. Moderated by FCC President Keith Richburg.
Graeme Smith is a journalist, author and consultant with around a decade of on-the-ground experience in Afghanistan since 2005. His career as a journalist included more than a decade as a staff reporter for The Globe and Mail, which posted him in Moscow (2005), Kandahar (2006-2009), Delhi (2010) and Istanbul (2011). He also worked for a number of organizations as a consultant and analyst specializing in Afghanistan. From 2015 to 2018, he served as a Political Affairs Officer for the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, with responsibility for domestic politics, and was previously the Crisis Group country director in Afghanistan (2012-2015).
Club Screening
Monday, October 25, 2021
$350per person
6:30pm – 9:30pm
Salad & Starter
Garden Green with Dressing & Condiments
Mediterranean Salad (V)
Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese
Mini Lamb Samosa
Bo-Kaapse Chili Bite Fritters with Mint Sauce (V)
Soup & Bread Basket
Leek & Potato Soup (L)
Chicken Breast with Pineapple, Honey and Rosemary Sauce
Corned Pork Knuckle with Sauerkraut
Fish Goa
Stir-fried Vegetable with Garlic (V)
Braised Tofu in Sichuan Sauce with Steamed Rice (V)
Tiramisu Pate De Choux
Apple Crumble
Sliced Fresh Fruit


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