INTERVIEW: Iraq doc, BattleGround & DUTue Dec 19, 2006 20:45
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Anthony Lappé is GNN's Executive Editor. He's written for The New York Times, Details, New York, Paper, The Fader and Vice, among many others. He has worked as a producer for MTV and Fuse. He is the co-author of GNN's True Lies and the producer of their Iraq doc, BattleGround.
Times Magazine singled out BattleGround from other Iraq war documentaries as "more the exception than the rule." It a critical film for anyone who wants to understand the powerful forces that are sucking America deeper and deeper into a Middle Eastern quagmire.
BattleGround: 21 Days on the Empire's Edge-DVD
In late 2003, two filmmakers from the Sundance award-winning Guerrilla News Network spent three weeks on the frontlines of the simmering guerrilla war in Iraq, gathering intelligence, dodging bullets, and capturing the untold stories of what has become the world's most covered, and misunderstood, conflict.
BattleGround is an intensely emotional journey that challenges the orthodoxies of Left and Right, capturing the humanity that exists behind the headline-grabbing images of carnage and sectarian strife. Calling it a "movingly human and many-sided portrait of the war," the New York Times Magazine singled out BattleGround from other Iraq war documentaries as "more the exception than the rule." It a critical film for anyone who wants to understand the powerful forces that are sucking America deeper and deeper into a Middle Eastern quagmire.
BattleGround won the Silver Hugo Award for documentaries at the 2004 Chicago International Film Festival. It was acquired by Showtime and HomeVision for broadcast and home video distribution, respectively.
Contains 30 minutes of lost scenes and other extra features: Additional Release Material
Liner Notes Chris Chang of Film Comment
Over 40 minutes of Lost Scenes
Interview with GNN's Stephen Marshall & Anthony Lappé
Exclusive short film: Breakfast at the Al Safeer (20 minutes)
Exclusive clips from three Iraq documentaries premiering at this week's Tribeca Film Festival
UPDATE: The War Tapes and When I Came Home both took home best documentary awards in their respective divisions at the Tribeca Film Festival’s award ceremony Saturday, May 6. See War-Themed Works Win at Tribeca Festival (CBS News).
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