An army reservist, and former CBC video journalist, is revealing his latest work in a documentary from inside an extremely dangerous part of Afghanistan.

In the film Desert Lions, Lt.-Col. Mike Vernon provides a unique perspective on the war in Afghanistan in 2010.


Lt.-Col. Mike Vernon, an army reservist from Calgary, shot the documentary on his first combat patrol in Afghanistan. (CBC)


He takes viewers to a village deep in the heart of Taliban country where Canadian soldiers were mentoring Afghan soldiers.

It's a gritty look at the soldier's primitive living conditions and one deadly makeshift bomb explosion.

Vernon screened his latest documentary at the University of Calgary Friday afternoon.