While attending the meeting at Fran O'Brian's and the MilBlogging Conference, I had the opportunity to meet Deborah Scranton and SPC Mike Moriaty. What's significant about that? Deborah, when offered the opportunity to go to Iraq as an embed, countered with "can you have the troops film their year and I'll make it a movie?" They told her, as long as she provided the cameras and got the soldiers to volunteer to help her.
The result is "The War Tapes.". This past weekend, the film was shown at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC.
The reviews seem to indicate the movie tells a powerful story, to a sold out crowd. as it was throught the eyes of three men who chose to take the cameras provided. Andi of Andi's World has her review. Note: Andi was the one who not only suggested, but made the MilBlogging Conference happen. Matt of Black Five also has a review of his sneak preview.
The movie will be making its way to theaters around the country starting in June. Get to the website and sign up in the community, so you'll get announcements on the schedule...