"Full Disclosure" & panel [Winter Soldiers - Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan]
Dir. Brian Palmer, 2009, 57 min.
Journalist Brian Palmer followed young U.S. Marines on dozens of missions during three embeds in Iraq between 2004 and 2006. Back in the States, he continued to document the war and its human cost. Full Disclosure captures the consistent, sometimes benign, but often tragic miscommunication between U.S. troops and vulnerable Iraqi citizens. Amid the inexorable and destructive momentum of the occupation, the documentary explores the consequences of our inability to speak with and understand those whose country we occupy. It exposes the gap between what we think were doing in Iraq and what were actually doing. Iraq was the war five years ago when Palmer started Full Disclosure. Afghanistan was the forgotten war. The opposite may be true in 2010, but even as Americans turn toward AfPak and Yemen, the discord and damage in Iraq remain.
Part of the 'Winter Soldiers - Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan' series. With Winter Soldiers: Iraq and Afghanistan, the veteran and active duty led inquiry of 2008 and its inspirationthe original Winter Soldier Investigation of 1971 (and the film by the same name)as bookends, this series explores the soldiers point of view in these conflicts as well as their role in the genesis of any critique of these wars.
Co-sponsored by the National Black Programming Consortium, The Brecht Forum, The International Trauma Studies Program and Red Channels.
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