Thursday, April 27, 2006

You Want The Truth?

I haven't been over to one of my favorite web locations in a while. There's a bunch of new video clips posted that might be of interest to political blogger types.

! - The War Tapes

In March 2004, just as the insurgency strengthened, several members of a New Hampshire National Guard unit arrived in Iraq, carrying digital video cameras. The War Tapes is the movie they made with director Deborah Scranton and a team of award-winning filmmakers. It’s the first war movie filmed by soldiers themselves on the front lines in Iraq. The soldiers were not picked by casting agents or movie producers. They selected themselves. 10 soldiers from Charlie Company carried cameras on IED-riddled roads and into combat—and into their own internal conversations. They learned how to choose and tell their stories in constant instant message conversations with Director Scranton. They filmed under unbelievable conditions. The unit was based at LSA Anaconda in the deadly Sunni Triangle, under constant threat of ambush and IED attacks. They traveled, as a unit, 1.4 million miles during their tour, and lived through over 1,200 combat operations and 250 direct enemy engagements.

This exclusive clip was shot by Sergeant Steven Pink. It shows the first time he is hit by an IED. Sergeant Pink is one of the three featured soldiers in The War Tapes. Along with four other soldiers, he filmed his entire year deployment.

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And the kicker: True Lies. The new beat poet hit the cyberwaves of grain. Spoken like those speaking the truth. Coming soon to a big screen near you:

See below for more information on the film.

San Francisco, CA - San Francisco International Film Festival
Ticket information:
April 27th: 9:00 pm & May 1st: 4:15 pm - Kabuki Theater

Toledo, Ohio - Rep. Marcy Kaptur Hosts a Special Screening
Free and open to the public! Call 419 270-4945 for more info.

April 30th: 4:00 pm - Stephens-Roberts Hall (640 Indiana Ave)
Columbus, Ohio - Columbus Alive Deep Focus Film Festival
CLOSING NIGHT FILM! Ticket information:

May 7th: 7:00 pm - Arena Grand Theater
Brooklyn, NY - Sundance at BAM
Ticket information:

May 14th: 3:30 pm & May 16th: 6:40 pm - BAM Rose Cinemas
Seattle, WA - Seattle International Film Festival
Ticket information:

May 27th & May 28th - Time and Location TBA
Atlanta, GA - Atlanta International Film Festival
ATLANTA PREMIERE! Ticket information:
June 10th: 7:00pm // Additional Screening times and dates TBD

1 comment:

pissed off patricia said...

I'm surprised the military allowed them to do that filming. Did it have to be cleared before they could show it?