Skip to main content
Intellect

Film producer to discuss nation building in Afghanistan

Brigham Young University will host a special guest speaker as part of the Global Focus Lecture Series Wednesday, May 4, at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Dodge Billingsley, documentary film producer and director will discuss, "That Other War: Nation Building in Afghanistan."

In the fall of 2001, he spent several months working in Afghanistan close to the battle for Mazar-i-Sharif, documenting the experience with director Paul Yule in the "House of War."

Billingsley's company, Combat Films and Research, produced a series of five films and a panel discussion, "Beyond the Border," for the David M. Kennedy Center that aired on KBYU last fall and again this spring.

Having produced and directed documentaries on location from the United Arab Emirates to Africa and from Abkhazia to China, Billingsley carries a unique perspective of the conflicts plaguing the world.

Billingsley received a bachelor's degree in history from Columbia University and a master's degree in War Studies from London's Kings College.

This lecture will be archived online. For more information on Kennedy Center events, see the calendar and News and Events online at kennedy.byu.edu. For more information regarding this lecture contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652.

Related Articles
data-content-type="article"
July 28, 2021
A team of BYU biologists has been tracking dragonflies around the world, from Vietnam to the islands of Vanuatu. Their goal is to piece together the first-ever phylogenic tree of all 6,300 known species and their ancestors.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"
July 27, 2021
Amy Jensen, associate dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communications, delivered Tuesday’s forum address. She spoke on why our bodies matter in today’s digital world. More specifically, she explained that being more intentional about how we use and where we place our bodies can help us grow and cultivate a deeper understanding of others.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"
July 25, 2021
New research finds that children who engaged with princess culture were more likely to hold progressive views about women and subscribe less to attitudes of toxic masculinity.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=