Retrograde: A Film by Matthew Heineman

Retrograde captures the final nine months of the United State’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,
this Oscar-Shortlisted film offers a cinematic and historic window onto the end of America’s longest war, and the costs endured for those most intimately involved.

Please join us for a screening of Retrograde and discussion with Executive Producer Baktash Ahadi.

February 23, 2023 5:30 p.m.

K.G. Tan Auditorium
National Veterans Resource Center Daniel & Gayle D’Aniello Building 101 Waverly Ave, Syracuse, NY

Reception to follow.
To request closed captioning or other accommodations, please contact: Kimberly Lantry at

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