Paul Gross writes, directs and co-stars in “Hyena Road,” his war drama about Canadian troops in Afghanistan struggling to build a highway link while taking on constant attacks from the Taliban. The war drama is sure to stir up questions about the moral uncertainties of war as it captures the experience of the many in focusing on the plight of the few.
The drama’s official TIFF synopsis reads: “Depicting an embattled Canadian-American initiative to increase safe transport across Afghanistan, ‘Hyena Road’ is a group portrait of men and women at work in a dangerous and often confounding conflict zone. We meet a sniper (Rossif Sutherland) who becomes precariously implicated in the life of one of his targets — as well as the life of an alluring colleague (Christine Horne). There’s an intelligence officer (Gross) whose customary world-weary wisecracks veil a fundamental belief in the ethics of war. And the film introduces us to a legendary former mujahid known as The Ghost (Neamat Arghandabi) who, for mysterious reasons, is lured back into the battle zone to assist the Canadian forces.”
The film’s epic war story is displayed in the exclusive poster above. The world premiere of the film will be at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, where it will be sold by CAA for domestic distribution, with WTFilms serving as sales agent for international distribution.