Greg Barker

ASU Future of War Fellow

Greg Barker, ASU Future of War Fellow, will release 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.

All Work

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Film Looks at How U.S. Special Forces Toppled the Taliban

Legion of Brothers, a film directed by National Fellow Greg Barker and produced by Peter Bergen, was covered on CNN.


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At the Toronto International Film Festival, you can feel anxiety in the air — and on the screen

Greg Barker had his film, The Final Year, released at the Toronto Film Festival this month. It was reviewed by the Washington Post:


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Toronto: Ex-Obama Advisor Ben Rhodes Slams Trump-Era Foreign Policy

The Hollywood Reporter covered what Ben Rhodes had to say after a screening of Greg Barker's documentary, The Final Year


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Toronto Film Review: ‘The Final Year’

Greg Barker had his film, The Final Year, released at the Toronto Film Festival this month. It was reviewed by Variety:


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Obama documentary ‘The Final Year’ offers an urgent ideological rebuttal to Trump's presidency

Greg Barker had his film, The Final Year, released at the Toronto Film Festival this month. It was reviewed by the Los Angeles Times: