Comedian Mike King faces a stand-up gig like no other when he has to take shelter from an attack on an Afghanistan air base. A siren indicating 'indirect fire' drives a terrified King, his film crew and the American defence force audience into a concrete shelter in Bagram. This one-off documentary sees King visiting Afghanistan to perform for troops and talk to Kiwi soldiers in Kabul, Bagram and Bamyan about helping rebuild and provide security in the war-torn country. He also meets dapper locals and an eagle-eyed American soldier, who teaches him how to spot bombs and car bombers.
I’d say everyday there’s an American soldier who’s killed.– NZ Army liaison Major Sholto Stephens
Top Shelf Productions
Made with funding from NZ On Air