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AP: Tribeca Films Show Varying Takes on Iraq

By Indiewire | Indiewire May 3, 2006 at 8:05AM

"Several documentaries playing at the Tribeca Film Festival offer perspectives on the war in Iraq that you won't get from the news. One is 'The War Tapes,' which made its world premiere over the weekend and was shot entirely by members of the New Hampshire National Guard; another, 'The Blood of My Brother,' focuses on a Baghdad family mourning the death of a son, who was shot by U.S. forces while protecting a mosque. Also making its world premiere at Tribeca is 'When I Came Home,' about an Iraq war veteran who returned to Brooklyn suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and ended up living out of his car. Finally there's 'Home Front,' about a former Army ranger who was left blind at age 21 when a piece of shrapnel flew into his goggles and became lodged in his frontal lobe." Christy Lemire reports.
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"Several documentaries playing at the Tribeca Film Festival offer perspectives on the war in Iraq that you won't get from the news. One is 'The War Tapes,' which made its world premiere over the weekend and was shot entirely by members of the New Hampshire National Guard; another, 'The Blood of My Brother,' focuses on a Baghdad family mourning the death of a son, who was shot by U.S. forces while protecting a mosque. Also making its world premiere at Tribeca is 'When I Came Home,' about an Iraq war veteran who returned to Brooklyn suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and ended up living out of his car. Finally there's 'Home Front,' about a former Army ranger who was left blind at age 21 when a piece of shrapnel flew into his goggles and became lodged in his frontal lobe." Christy Lemire reports.

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