Bringing the War Back Home
The idea came to her in the middle of the night. Why not give soldiers video cameras to take into battle in Iraq? That way, the soldiers could tell their story right from their humvees and tanks, and people back home could get a truer picture of war. Deborah Scranton, 44, a documentary film maker from Goshen, knew it had never been done before, but she was determined to make it happen.
“The soldiers are in Iraq in our name,” she says. “It’s important to know what war looks like.” The result: “War Tapes,” a documentary shot by three New Hampshire national guardsmen and directed by Scranton, was released this past spring to critical acclaim (and Oscar buzz).
New Hampshire Magazine knows where "It" is at. Each November, we identify the state's most happening people and publish their names and profiles in our annual "It List."
So what defines an "It" Person?
How about buzz, panache, je ne sais quoi, currency, a person whose time has come, a person of tomorrow, a timeless person, noteworthy, below the radar, in the news, in the know, hot, cool, high impact, slippery, a mover and shaker, a humble saint, a behind-the-scenes operator, a scenery chewer, an unsung hero, a hero who knows how to sing.
It's a quality that's hard to define, but you know it when you see it.
Above is one member of the 2006 It List.
To make a nomination for the 2007 list (now under development) drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org.