Start: February 10, 2023 7 p.m.
End: February 10, 2023 9 p.m.
Location: Art and Journalism Building, Room 175
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Institute for the Study of Political Economy

RETROGRADE captures the final nine months of America’s 20-year war in Afghanistan from multiple perspectives: one of the last U.S. Special Forces units deployed there, a young Afghan general and his corps fighting to defend their homeland against all odds, and the civilians desperately attempting to flee as the country collapses and the Taliban take over. From rarely seen operational control rooms to the frontlines of battle to the chaotic Kabul airport during the final U.S. withdrawal, Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Matthew Heineman’s latest film offers a cinematic and historic window onto the end of America’s longest war, and the costs endured for those most intimately involved. Rated: R

Q&A w/ Executive Producer Baktash Ahadi following Baktash Ahadi is a communications strategist, advisor, facilitator, transformational coach, and multidisciplinary storyteller who helps leaders, companies, and organizations solve their most complex human centric problems. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Public Radio (NPR), Business Insider, The BBC, TIME Magazine, and The Atlantic.

Sponsored by: Rotary and the Ball State University Institute for the Study of Political Economy.