ASSOCIATE EDITOR / POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
"A film of rare honesty and power that exposes, from the eyes of those who fight the war, the revolting and soul-numbing world of combat." - Chris Hedges, author of "War is a Force that Gives us Meaning"
The War Tapes is the first documentary film of the 2003 invasion of Iraq to be produced by the soldiers themselves. The film (released commercially in 2006) follows three New Hampshire Army National Guard soldiers before, during, and after their deployment to Iraq about a year after the invasion.
In all, 17 soldiers were given cameras and recorded 800 hours of tape in Iraq. Stateside interviews with the soldiers and their families made up an additional 200 hours of tape.
The film won the prize for Best International Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival in May 2006 and also Best International Documentary at BRITDOC in July 2006. The documentary was shortlisted for the 2006 Documentary Academy Award.