The War Tapes
Straight from the front lines in Iraq, THE WAR TAPES is the first war movie filmed by soldiers themselves. These soldiers bypassed Pentagon supervised media to share their experience like never before. Funnier, spicier, and more gut wrenching than news reports, this is Operation Iraqi Freedom as filmed by Sergeant Steve Pink, Sergeant Zack Bazzi and Specialist Mike Moriarty. Steve is a wisecracking carpenter who aspires to be a writer. Zack is a Lebanese-American university student who loves to travel and is fluent in Arabic. Mike is a father who seeks honor and redemption. Each leaves a woman behind - a girlfriend, a mother and a wife. Through their candid footage, these men open their hearts and take us on an unforgettable journey, capturing camaraderie and humor along with the brutal and terrifying experiences they face. These soldiers got the story that 2,700 embedded reporters never could.
Film 62 of The 2013 Project.
Running time: 97 minutes.
We have recently been watching documentaries at University and this is one of the ones we were shown. This showed me something I had never seen before, it takes you into the life of three army men in Iraq. They carry around cameras, and at times you see them get stuck in the middle of gunfire. This was incredibly horrific at points, and there was one scene that was very hard to watch. There's scenes where you see dead bodies, and people burnt alive. It's a film that shows you the realness of war, and they aren't going to hide anything from you. There's one scene in particular that was…