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The Van Doos in Afghanistan - My Battalion

2011 2 min
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The Van Doos in Afghanistan is a feature-length documentary that propels you directly into the heart of the action among the soldiers serving with the Royal 22e Régiment. In this clip, we meet Corporal Maxime Émond-Pépin, who suffered a serious leg injury and lost an eye on his first mission in 2009. Despite his injuries, he rejoined his battalion in Afghanistan. He talks about how important it was for him to get back to the infantry.

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The Van Doos in Afghanistan - My Battalion

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The Van Doos in Afghanistan is a feature-length documentary that propels you directly into the heart of the action among the soldiers serving with the Royal 22e Régiment. In this clip, we meet Corporal Maxime Émond-Pépin, who suffered a serious leg injury and lost an eye on his first mission in 2009. Despite his injuries, he rejoined his battalion in Afghanistan. He talks about how important it was for him to get back to the infantry.
  • participant
    Maxime Émond-Pépin
  • director
    Claude Guilmain
  • production manager
    Doris Lapierre
  • director of photography
    François Vincelette
  • sound recordist
    Mélanie Gauthier
  • still photographer
    Claude Guilmain
  • editor
    France Pilon
  • assistant editor
    Jonathan Worman
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Patrick Trahan
    Pierre Dupont
    Christopher Logan
  • original music
    Daniel Toussaint
  • online editor
    Yannick Carrier
  • title design
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • subtitles
    Robert Gray
  • sound editor
    Daniel Toussaint
  • foley artist
    Lise Wedlock
  • mixer
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • marketing manager
    Julie Arseneault
  • marketing assistant
    Karine Sévigny
  • administrator
    Alexandrine Torres de Figueiredo
  • administrative assistant
    Ai Rei Dooh-Tousignant
    Vanessa Emam
  • technical coordinator
    Daniel Claveau
  • producer
    Anne-Marie Rocher
  • executive producer
    Jacques Turgeon

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Education

Ages 15 to 18
Corporal Émond-Pépin’s story highlights the dangers of the Canadian mission in Afghanistan, but also speaks to the dedication of his fellow soldiers, such as the wounded medic. What does this say about the relationship that develops among soldiers? Why would Corporal Émond-Pépin ask to be put in a medical coma because he was angry? His tattoo is a permanent reminder of the incident; what does it represent to the students?