Frustration with a lack of open discussion in Germany over its involvement in Afghanistan spurred the making of the film "In-between Worlds."
The movie's premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival coincided with signs that Germany - long wary of overseas military entanglements - is becoming keener to play a more active global role.
The film provides a very German perspective on the Afghan conflict and on the difference in perceptions and expectations dividing the people of the country and those trying to help it, said director Feo Aladag.
SOUNDBITE: Feo Aladag saying (German):
"In a nutshell, I had a strong feeling about why we haven't seen such a movie yet. Why is it not allowed to be made, why is everybody scared of this or does not do it. Because they are not interested or because they feel no one will watch it? For me it was high time to shift the perspective by making this movie, by making a movie and then talk about it and thus might be able to ref