Redacted (2007)

Genres - War  |   Sub-Genres - Ensemble Film, War Drama  |   Release Date - Nov 16, 2007 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Canada, USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Director Brian De Palma turns his lens on the Iraq War with this "fictional documentary" about the experience of U.S. soldiers involved in the conflict. Based on a news item about the rape of an Iraqi schoolgirl by wayward grunts assigned to patrol a checkpoint, the film depicts a scenario not unlike the one De Palma covered in Casualties of War. Shot on high-definition video, Redacted also addresses the ever-evolving manner in which war is covered by the media by focusing on such journalistic innovations as blog coverage and web reporting.

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war-on-terrorism, Iraq, battle [war], media, soldier