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Journalist Meg Prior: 'Afghanistan: Outside the Wire'

BVS Cultural Arts Association

Back by popular demand, Meg Prior will be speaking on the Afghanistan war. She will expand our knowledge of the longest running war in American history.

Meg was a “producing partner” of a team sent to document the men involved in recording on film the wars in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Due to unprecedented circumstances, she found herself not in Southeast Asia, but in Afghanistan. In part, she was able to succeed in this position because of her tenacity.

Some good examples of this trait are seen in her younger life. Meg is a world-class level athlete. While a freshman in college, working on her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Radio, Television and Film at Western State College of Colorado she became National Champion in the Giant Slalom. It was here that she made her first music video. Meg then transferred to CSU Northridge and finished with her BS. After that, she enrolled in Cal-Poly, San Luis Obispo to earn her master’s degree in Physiology of Exercise. In addition to being a skier, Meg was a windsurfer. After her college days, she joined the ranks of World Champion Windsurfers, setting a world speed record in the process.

Over a 7-year period, Meg had seen the war in Afghanistan in an up close, personal way. She was deployed with all seven branches of the military as an embedded documentary photographer and film maker. She had seen some of the issues affecting the county of Afghanistan, its politics, its people and the men and women of the many countries who were there trying to help bring peace to the region.

Meg will be showing her documentary “Afghanistan: Outside the Wire.” In the making of this film, Meg found that having still and video footage was not enough. There needed to be a story and she found it in the troops deployed, the people involved in the operations outside the forces and the people of the country of Afghanistan.

The program will be held at Bear Valley Springs Oaktree Country Club on May 14 at 4 p.m. Seating is limited for this free program and reservations are recommended. Call Anya Norton at (661) 435-0667 for more information.

Meet your friends, have some appetizers, enjoy a beverage at the lounge and hear what Meg Prior has to say.