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ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE HINDU KUSH

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE HINDU KUSH
By Morgan Leo Shnell

GENRE: Drama, Experimental, Historical, War
LOGLINE:

A special ops team on a secret mission goes missing in the mountains of Afghanistan. This is the story of Recon Team Jezail

SYNOPSIS:

In a remote mountain valley a platoon of U.S. soldiers patrol on by the compound and it Afghan Villagers without incident. From inside the compound the Boy and the Girl look on with curiosity as they head further up the mountain where helicopters pick them up at a dusty landing zone. Once the helicopters leave and the dust settles Recon Team Jezail emerges to begin its mission. Composed of three American and three Afghan SF soldiers and led by Soldier A, RT Jezail covertly moves at night to a covert OP to observe the compound during the day. As they observe the Afghan Villagers the Boy runs out into the poppy field being chased by the Girl when suddenly the compound is attacked by the Insurgents. They slaughter the Villagers under the watchful eye of the Commander and soon the Insurgents close in on the Boy and Girl hiding desperately near an irrigation ditch where RT Jezail is hiding. They spring an ambush to rescue the Boy and Girl then begin a retreat back to the landing zone as the Insurgents cries of “Allah Akbar” echo across the valley. RT Jezail fights a running battle, losing their radio and any chance of calling for help, and make their final stand in the ruins of a bombed out village. In a final act Soldier A hides the Boy and the Girl in a hole as the Insurgents attack. In the battle RT Jezail and all the Insurgents are killed but miraculously the Commander has survived. As he prays for this divine intervention he is suddenly shot. As he dies he comes face to face with his killers, the Boy and the Girl with an AK-47. Their home destroyed, their family dead, the Boy and Girl hold hands and walk away into the mountains toward an uncertain future.

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE HINDU KUSH

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