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FULL BATTLE RATTLE
(Complete - feature documentary)
Directed by Tony Gerber and Jesse Moss
A Market Road/Mile End/Don't Foam/
Pop's Paper Route/Tashtego Films Production
In the Mojave Desert, the US Army has built a "virtual Iraq" and populated it with hundreds of Iraqi role players. The film follows an Army battalion through the simulation as they attempt to quell an insurgency and prevent Medina Wasl, a mock Iraqi village from slipping into civil war. Comic, surreal and poignant, the film provides a revelatory look at the soul of the American war machine, and finds a potent allegory of the Iraq War and the cultural and religious differences that confound America's efforts. Premiered at the 2008 Berlin Film Festival and South by Southwest. Visit official website for news and screenings.