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BBC Storyville: Winning Hearts and Minds (2023)

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In the aftermath of the war in Afghanistan, western troops were part of a Nato force, working with the then-new Afghan authorities to help ‘win the hearts and minds' of locals, with Danish and British troops deployed in the key southern province of Helmand.

A former Danish soldier turned film-maker goes back to Musa Qala, the capital of Helmand, to investigate allegations that the Afghan police were abusing young boys and men when the Danish and British were in control.

With access to the-then local chief of police, to former members of the military and to some of the alleged victims, this is a powerful and painful exploration that tries to shed light on why western forces didn't win the hearts and minds of local people.

Technical Specs:
Video Codec: x265 CABAC Main@L4
Video Bitrate: CRF 21 (~1445Kbps)
Video Resolution: 1920x1012
Video Aspect Ratio: 1.897:1
Frame Rate: 25 FPS
Audio Codec: AAC-LC (Apple)
Audio Bitrate: q91 VBR 48KHz (132/228Kbps avg/peak)
Audio Channels: 2 (Danish/English)
Audio Gain: 4dB
Run-Time: 79 min
Number Of Parts: 1
Part Size: 900 MB
Source: HDTV (1080i/h264 3420Kbps VBR 2.26GB)
Encoded by: JungleBoy @ MVGroup


Rather should be titled:

"Winning back long term control of the poppy global trade... and making Afghanistan a place of domestic addicts in the process... just as England did in Ye Olde Opi-Yummy Wars"