War is a racket

    CONFLICT: The story of a Romanian soldier in the Afghan war and that of a young girl who found herself in the wrong place, at the wrong time.

    The Same Dream, by Vlad Petri, is a chilling movie. And although it is closer to a short film, it manages to pack quite a punch in just 29 minutes.

    On this initiatic journey into the harshness of war, a soldier leaves his hometown in Romania to go to the dusty roads of Afghanistan. As if travelling to the moon, the soldier sees himself more as an explorer than an exterminator. The explorer, however, is riding on a TR-85M armoured tank. A 50 tonnes, 7M€ killing machine, shipped around the globe to launch 4000€ projectiles on shacks of people who live on less than 5€ a day.

    The Same Dream, a film by Vlad Petri
    The Same Dream, a film by Vlad Petri

    War is a racket

    The «Operation Enduring Freedom» initiated on October 7, 2001 in response to the September 11 attacks, was carried out despite the public and explicit condemnation that the Taliban made of such attacks. Despite the determined initiative of the Taliban to hand over Osama Bin Laden if the United States could provide evidence of his involvement . . .

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