POV‘s 24th season continues with the U.S. broadcast premiere of the Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prix winner Armadillo, one of the most dramatic and candid accounts of combat to come out of Afghanistan.

The film airs on PBS stations, Tuesday, August 30, 2011. Check your local listings.

View the trailer for the documentary Armadillo, premiering Tuesday, August 30, 2011, on POV.

In 2009, Janus Metz and cameraman Lars Skree accompanied a platoon of Danish soldiers to Armadillo, a combat operations base in southern Afghanistan. For six months, often while under fire, they captured the lives of the young soldiers fighting the Taliban in a hostile and confusing environment, where official rhetoric about helping civilians too often met the unforgiving reality of being a foreign occupier.

After watching the film, visit POV’s Armadillo website for interactive features about the film:

POV’s 24th season continues Tuesday nights through September 27, concluding with a special broadcast on November 10. Keep up with the films at, on Twitter @povdocs or on Facebook.

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POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.