ENDURING FREEDOM is an ironic portrayal of the United States after September 11, 2001. AMERICA is portrayed by a corpulent actor trying to get some sleep. He/she is in a state of satiation when he/she is attacked and he/she reacts with clumsiness and helplessness. Tiny drawn mosquitoes represent the TERRORISTs and the extent of the threat they really pose to the ubiquitous empire. No matter how hard America tries to free itself from attack and how much security it will provide, there will always be another "mosquito". First, the protagonist takes revenge with a vacuum cleaner that seems almost like a phaser from the star track, but it fails and the threat escapes. Never getting a rest "the Empire" finally succeeds in killing the intruder with the NEW YORK TIMES. The title of the film is the same as the official title of the American "peace mission" in Afghanistan and the anti-terror war "OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM".
© Edgar Honetschläger, KGP Filmproduktion