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).
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