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The Van Doos in Afghanistan - The Patrol

The Van Doos in Afghanistan - The Patrol

| 4 min

The Van Doos in Afghanistan is a documentary that propels you directly into the heart of the action among the soldiers serving with the Royal 22e Régiment.

In this clip, we follow Captain Stéphane Guillemette on the ground as he conducts daily searches for improvised explosive devices or hidden insurgent weapons caches. Conducting daily patrols of the Panjwaye district demands constant vigilance.


Credits
  • participant
    Michel-Henri Saint-Louis
    Stéphane Guillemette
  • 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

Geography - Human Geography
Social Studies - Canada in the World Today
Social Studies - Comparative Civilizations

This clip depicts the volatility of day-to-day operations in Afghanistan; it also provides a firsthand account of the dangers of IEDs and the steps that must be taken to avoid them. Discuss with the class the unfortunate irony of using cemeteries as hiding places for explosives. Consider the Afghan man’s comments about the involvement of Russian and Canadian military in his country: Is he happy with the Canadian forces, or only when compared to those from the Soviet Union?

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