Meet the Filmmaker: Josie Maynard
“The Afghan Solution”
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2012
Location: NY NATAS, 1375 Broadway (between 37thand 38thStreets), Suite 2103
Reception: 6:00-6:30 PM ~ Program: 6:30-8:00 PM
*Free to NY NATAS Members!
$15 for those without current NY NATAS membership.
The first film of its kind, THE AFGHAN SOLUTION, is the story of a people left behind by their newly minted government. Examining the history behind the current conflict in Afghanistan, it exposes the results of broken commitments and ever changing military strategies. It is a powerful and informative warning about the dangers of imposing a centralized authority on a complex and multi-ethnic nation. This film is a wake-up call: Afghanistan can either move toward a true democracy or once again fall into the clutches of the cruelest tyranny in its history, the Taliban and al Qaeda.
Told from the streets of Kabul, the mountains of the northern tribal regions, and halls of Congress, THE AFGHAN SOLUTION is the only film to investigate the conflict by talking to the people who have lived it. It is a story told by Afghan politicians, citizens, warlords, and tribal leaders, as well as American Special Forces, NATO's ISAF brass, UN Mediators, and NGO personnel. This candid account of a fragile nation building experiment is essential viewing for everyone - from students and scholars to policy makers, veterans, and American voters.
Afghanistan is at once strategic and largely misunderstood. That misunderstanding has proven to be expensive in terms of blood and treasure. Before taking another voted on funding or troop levels, every Member of Congress should be required to watch this documentary.
About the Filmmaker:
JOSIE MAYNARD (Executive Producer, Director, Producer, Writer) THE AFGHAN SOLUTION, Josie Maynard’s documentary debut, poses viable solutions to the conflict in Afghanistan, as told by Afghans themselves, as well other key players. Prior to this, Josie created, directed and produced a traveling wine show, PLANET WINE; for One Media Television; as well as educational shows promoting healthy eating for children, KIDS COOK TV.
She attended New School University in New York City and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild. She continues to work with human rights organizations, as well as tribal and political figures to promote dialogue on Afghanistan.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED DUE TO BUILDING SECURITY. ALL NAMES MUST BE ON GUEST LIST. Please RSVP via email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat. Please write “The Afghan Solution” in the subject line. Space is limited.
Producer & Moderated by Sumner Jules Glimcher.