BattleGround: 21 Days on the Empire's Edge (2004)
Directed by Stephen Marshall
Genres - War | Sub-Genres - Biography, Military & War, Politics & Government, Social Issues | Run Time - 82 min. | Countries - United States | MPAA Rating - NR
Synopsis by Nathan Southern
In 2003, crack reporter Stephen Marshall of the Guerilla News Network took his news team and camera crews -- for 21 days -- to the frontlines of the U.S. war in Iraq, posing the questions "Why are we here?," "Is this war necessary?," "What is it helping to accomplish?," and "How are we pursuing the operation that lies before us?" A short time later, the team produced Battleground: 21 Days on the Empire's Edge -- a new home release featuring footage shot by Marshall and his team at the forefront of the conflict. As they travel from soldier to soldier, general to general, and camp to camp, Marshall and his unit dig up answers that shatter all myths and murky preconceptions surrounding the battle lines, breaking ideological and political barriers and helping audiences uncover the truth behind the war in Iraq as no news program or documentary has done before or since.
activism, behind-the-scenes, devastation, Iraq, media, occupation [military], reunion, soldier, translator