‘No point thinking about the future, no point thinking about the past.
It’s all about the here and now, and how many miles to Baghdad’
THIS IS WAR
AVAILABLE ON DVD 4 OCTOBER 2010
Described by critics as the real life The Hurt Locker, THIS IS WAR is an adrenalin-fuelled, visceral portrayal of life in the front line. Reminiscent of Cloverfield and Paranormal Activity, THIS IS WAR will astound audiences, thrusting them into the heart of the bloody battle like never before.
In July 2002, First Lieutenant Mike Scotti volunteered to extend his service with the American Marine Corps; six months later, he was propelled to the front line of one of the most notorious and complex military campaigns of our time; Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Marching through the deserts of a crumbling regime, Scotti records the soldiers’ progress to Baghdad on his personal mini DV-camera. Driven by fear and adrenalin, confronted by Iraqi Paramilitaries and convoys of Republican Guards disguised as civilians, Scotti and his comrades learn that the only people you can trust are members of your own battalion.
On his return from Iraq, Scotti entrusted documentary filmmaker Kristian Fraga (Anytown, USA) with over 60 hours of footage, which Fraga edited down to this first-hand account of the war as it’s fought on the ground.
In the boots of a Marine in the line of fire, the viewer is taken on a mission from the early days of the war against terror and dropped straight into the heat of the battle. Mike Scotti’s personal footage gives us an account of the visceral reality of the Iraqi War that is unrivalled in its impact and honesty. Offering audiences an incomparable authenticity, THIS IS WAR explodes the barriers between viewer and subject and presents us with the real human face of war; UNCENSORED.
RELEASE DATE: 5 OCTOBER 2010 CERTIFICATE: 18