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In the summer and fall of 2006, Kandahar, Afghanistan was torn apart by fighting between Taliban and NATO forces. Back in North America, in the years before the financial crisis, money flooded the pockets of wealthy residents. Canadian photojournalist Louie Palu witnessed this disparity when he first visited Afghanistan to cover a suicide bombing. Palu didn’t know his assignment for the Globe and Mail would turn into a five-year-long reporting journey that would take him back and forth from combative war zones to his tranquil homeland on the other side of the world. During his time in Kandahar, Palu reflected frequently about his experience documenting the front lines. His documentary, Kandahar Journals, illustrates the opposing narratives Palu experienced: the chaos he saw in war-stricken Afghanistan and the ordinary life back home. The film incorporates combat footage shot by Palu and attempts to show the physiological stress experienced by combat photographers as they begin to separate their public lives and war experiences. The film shows at 3 p.m. at the National Gallery of Art East Building Auditorium, 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. (202) 437-4215. nga.gov.