FCN Director to Travel to Afghanistan for PBS
Professor Bill Gentile, FCN founder and director, will be spending part of the summer in Kandahar, Afghanistan where he will be on assignment for the PBS program NOW. Gentile will be embedded with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) in the region along the border with Pakistan; this is the southern part of Afghanistan where the Taliban was born. Gentile will be documenting the Marine's counterinsurgency mission in the area. This is the second time professor Gentile is embedded with the 24th MEU. In 2005 he spent time with them in the Iraqi city of Iskandaryah, about 30 miles south of Baghdad.
To learn more about Professor Gentile and his work, see his professional website.
In addition to being an accomplished journalist himself, Gentile has been a bridge for a number of his students working overseas:
One of his students, Satomi Kato, did a photo documentary on marginalized children in Pakistan.
View the rest of Kato's photos from Pakistan.
Another of Professor Gentile's students, Sylvia Johnson, produced a documentary entitled "Alagados" about a community of vulnerable youths in Salvador, Brazil.
Watch the trailer for Alagados.
View other photos from the film.
See the website for the film Alagados.