. The True Story was released nationwide in Vue cinemas on Friday 28th November and now, due to overwhelming popular demand, is being released in Odeon cinemas, including Royal Tunbridge Wells, and Chatham. It is also being shown at the Showcase in Rye.
Kajaki. The True Story depicts an incident involving a group of soldiers, mostly from the British Army’s 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (3 Para), who were trapped in a minefield while stationed at the Kajaki Dam in Afghanistan in 2006.
A small unit of soldiers is dug into a ridge overlooking the dam. A three-man patrol sets out to disable a Taliban roadblock. In a dried out river bed at the foot of the ridge, one of the patrol detonates a land mine, blowing off his leg and setting into motion a desperate rescue mission.
His fellow soldiers come to his aid, only to find themselves trapped in an unmarked minefield, a relic of the Russian invasion of the 1980s. With no way out, any movement risks certain injury and possible death.
Out of this harrowing day came extraordinary tales of bravery, selflessness and heroism, but also tragic consequences, for leader Corporal Mark Wright and his comrades, who risked their own lives to help each other.
The film has received FIVE STAR reviews from the Daily Mail and The Sunday Express it has been described as “Courageous and astonishing”, “The British Hurt Locker” and Jeremy Clarkson recently said “It may well be the best war film ever made”.
Kajaki is unique in that it is the only film depicting a real incident about the war in Afghanistan and 10% of the profits will be donated to military charities, including Help for Heroes, The Royal British Legion and Walking with the Wounded.