Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Documentary filmmaker Owen Crump went "on the line" with the American peace-keeping troops during the Korean Conflict of 1950-53. Without editorializing, Crump managed to convey the frustrations and futility of this notorious "peace action". To a man, those interviewed sound upbeat and optimistic, but they can't hide those haunted looks in their eyes. Much of the footage in Cease Fire has found its way into countless Korean War TV documentaries since 1953. Given the excellence and balance of the footage, it is a shame that Owen Crump's name is not more widely known.
war, behind-the-scenes, interview, Korea, negotiation, peacemaker, platoon, soldier, troops