Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
Take a trip to the frontlines of Iraq to witness the unique manner in which some war weary soldiers have chosen to express themselves in Australian filmmaker George Gittoes' captivating exploration of music within the military. With Baghdad in ruins and explosions rocking the sun-soaked ground on a daily basis, the stress of battle can quickly wear thin the stressed-out psyches of battle fatigued soldiers. While some seek solace in the escapism provided by books and movies, others choose to greet their anger and fear head on and mold it into something more inspired. Whether it be through the aggressive sounds of Iraqi heavy metal band Acrassicruda or the spiritual refrains of Major Rene Brown's One Voice, One Sound gospel group, the musical creativity that war inspires can take a variety of forms.
Iraq, military, music, pop-culture, soldier, war