Playing the Part | PBS NewsHour

TITLE: Playing the Part


ROLE: Director of Photography | Co-producer | Co-editor

DESCRIPTION: A mock Afghan village situated in the California desert is helping some U.S. Marines gain a better understanding of cultural differences and adapt to challenges when they are deployed to Afghanistan. The piece also explores the issues and conflicts that arise within the Afghan-American community that participates in these military exercises.

This piece originally aired on PBS NewsHour on March 6, 2012 (

Co-produced by Mark Oltmanns and Carl Nasman.