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Oscilloscope Acquires Rights to Tribeca Award-Winning War Doc 'The Kill Team'

"The Kill Team."

Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to Academy Award-nominated director Dan Krauss' documentary "The Kill Team," which premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary. The film also screened at HotDocs, AFI Docs and the San Francisco International Film Festival, where it picked up yet another jury prize. Oscilloscope will open the film in 2014.

Here's the plot synopsis, per Oscilloscope: Equal parts infuriating and illuminating, "The Kill Team" looks at the devastating moral tensions that tear at soldiers’ psyches through the lens of one highly personal and emotional story. Private Adam Winfield was a 21-year-old soldier in Afghanistan when he attempted with the help of his father to alert the military to heinous war crimes his platoon was committing. But Winfield’s pleas went unheeded. Left on his own and with threats to his life, Private Winfield was himself drawn into the moral abyss, forced to make a split-second decision that would change his life forever.

"Oscilloscope is an amazing curator of films that grab you emotionally and then make you think," Krauss said. "To have 'The Kill Team' become a part of this tradition is an extraordinary honor."

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