The War Tapes

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Released 2006

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2006
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The War Tapes is a feature length documentary about the conflict in Iraq shot by three soldiers during their year long deployment. In 2004, journalist and film director Deborah Scranton had a novel idea, to provide three soldiers from New Hampshire's National Guard cameras, and have them document their tour of duty as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sergeants Steve Pink, Specialist Michael Moriarty, and Seargant Zack Brazzi, a Lebanese-American fluent in Arabic, did just that, and the results were, by all accounts, eye opening. Considered by many to be one of the most realistic and and accurate portrayal of wars ever shown, The War Tapes takes viewers on a journey through all aspects of combat, from basic training to coming home. See the camaraderie built between soldiers from the early part of deployment to life on the front lines. Witness the concerned families left behind, while their sons and husbands are away, and after they return, scarred emotionally from the traumatic ordeal. And delve into the real reason for the war itself, as heard from those involved, as they escort a Haliburton truck carrying cheesecake, watch young children unknowingly walk around a war zone, and more. Chilling and revealing, The War Tapes is a sight to behold; one of the most unique war films ever made.moreless

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  • 80

    Los Angeles Times

    The film acutely captures the topsy-turvy uncertainty of life during wartime, where there's Burger King and land mines and Pizza Hut and snipers.

  • 70

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    Whatever your opinion of the war - and however it has changed over the years - this movie is sure to challenge your thinking and disturb your composure. It provides no reassurance,...

  • 70

    Variety Ronnie Scheib

    The picture's deepest fascination lies in the soldiers' complicated reactions to the war, perceived simultaneously as funny, horrific, stirring and traumatic.

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