GUNS FOR HIRE – AFGHANISTAN

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Date: November 2005
Location: Afghanistan
Distributor: Sky One (15 May 2006) – 46 min.
Credits: directed and filmed by Claudio von Planta
Reporter and Producer – Sam Kiley / Co-Director and Producer – Jim Foster
Editor – Olivia Baldwin / Production Company – Carbon HQ
 
GUNS FOR HIRE – AFGHANISTAN is a highly topical 46 min. documentary about the secretive world of private military companies.


This clip shows the first 12 minutes of the film.
 
One of the highlights of GUNS FOR HIRE – AFGHANISTAN is a unique interview in Kabul’s Polecharki jail with the infamous American prisoner Jack Idema – an ex Marine Special Forces soldier who turned rogue. Jack was hunting for Bin Ladin in the hope of winning the 2 million dollars U.S. award offered for Bin Laden’s head by the Bush Administration. Eventually, Afghan authorities arrested Idema on charges of kidnapping people and interrogating them in a private prison.

 

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1. Guns for Hire Afghanistan - Must Watch Films - May 7, 2010

[…] Documentary about the secretive world of private military companies. Included is a unique interview in Kabul’s Polecharki jail with the infamous American prisoner Jack Idema – an ex Marine Special Forces soldier who turned rouge. Jack was hunting for Bin Ladin in the hope of winning the 2 million dollars U.S. award offered for Bin Laden’s head by the Bush Administration. Eventually, Afghan authorities arrested Idema on charges of kidnapping people and interrogating them in a private prison. (Excerpt from main website) […]

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