Blue Caps| 26mins
Director: Karuna Kumar | Producer: AVPC Indraprastha College for Women Delhi University
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: United Kingdom
All soldiers fight for the love of motherland. Who fights for all humanity? Who are the people upholding the cause of World Peace? 'Blue Caps' is a half an hour documentary about the role of the Indian Army in United Nations Peacekeeping. The film captures how officers of the Indian Army are selected for UN peacekeeping missions, their training in recreated zones of hostility that need to be neutralized and how these peacekeepers, recognized by their blue military caps, try and execute the work of the UN in areas like Sudan, Nigeria, Algeria, etc. The film also covers important aspects like rules of engagement with the locals, learning their cultures and how to get acceptance and trust of the people. Peacekeeping involves defense officers from various countries working together as a team. How do they manage to do so despite any political or ideological differences their respective countries might have? How is it that an army officer from India is able to work with an officer from Pakistan or China to serve for a bigger cause? What would happen if there's a casualty or hostile situation on foreign grounds? All this and more in the documentary Blue Caps.