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Jake Gyllenhaal joined "Fox & Friends" on Saturday to say that his new film "The Testament" is "the embodiment of the desire to do good" and represents the American "spirit" that leaves no one behind.
The action thriller tells the story of a former US Army sergeant who risks his life to save his former translator from the Taliban who once saved him during the war in Afghanistan. The R-rated film is now showing in theaters across the US
After viewing the finished film, Gyllenhaal said, "I came back proud to be an American and know what we can do and what we can be."
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Star Dar Selim said the film embodies a message of unity.
"Essentially," he said, "you have two people from very different backgrounds, from very different cultures." "But at the end of the day, this film shows that we have more in common."
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Gyllenhaal said, “America is made up of heroes, sometimes reluctantly, but it's our fabric.
Salem was born in Iraq and moved to Denmark, a country that was also involved in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He said his relationship with the two countries and the close ties between the two wars inspired his speeches.
He said. “I think it's a more universal story than Afghanistan or Iraq. The actor said he was drawn to the story because of its patriotic nature and that he had fun with director Guy Ritchie.
Gyllenhaal said the film is "absolutely" based on real-life incidents involving US forces fleeing Afghanistan and abandoning the artists. According to him, since 2001, the Taliban have killed 300 Afghan translators.
The United States has issued more than 23,000 visas since Congress created the Special Immigrant Visa Program in 2006, according to the 2022 Wartime Allies Association report.
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The 38-year-old Afghan man is waiting for the head of mission's approval for a visa to seek help from the United States.
"Now exporters have a lot of financial problems, life is in danger. They change houses every month because the US government has left us behind.' He said. “I am asking the government and people of the United States to help us and fight for us.
Gyllenhaal told co-host Will Kane that the film represented "the best that [the United States] can be."
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