Greg Barker

ASU Future of War Fellow

Greg Barker is a Class of 2018 ASU Future of War Fellow. He released the feature documentary The Final Year, a sweeping insiders’ account of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy team during their last year in office. Barker recently directed Legion of Brothers for CNN Films, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and tells the story of Green Berets sent on secret missions into Afghanistan to overthrow the Taliban immediately following 9/11. Described by the New York Times as “a filmmaker of artistic and political consequence,” Barker looks for strong personal narratives that illuminate the complexities and moral ambiguities of global politics and war. His previous films include HBO’s Manhunt, about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, which won the PrimeTime Emmy® for Outstanding Documentary Special, Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma, as well as Sergio (Sundance award-winner), Koran by Heart, and numerous films for PBS/Frontline, including the acclaimed Ghosts of Rwanda.

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