Andres Caballero, Sofian Khan
Mountainfilm Telluride 2018
DOC NYC, Austin, San Diego, DocuWest, Napa Valley, Woodstock, Hot Springs Doc, Chagrin Doc, Portland
Interpreters for American military forces face an uncertain future.
I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, US military forces relied on local translators to provide the communication critical for mission success. Serving side by side with foreign soldiers, these loyal interpreters, invaluable to the Americans, are deemed traitors by Islamic extremists. After US troops withdraw, interpreters confront their fates: wait for promised but long-delayed special visas into the US, risk their lives to flee as refugees, or stay in their countries, facing certain death if discovered.