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Project of the Day: Vietnam War Reenactments Examined in 'In Country'

Indiewire By Indiewire Staff | Indiewire October 4, 2012 at 9:59AM

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments. "In Country" Tweetable Logline: War is Hell. Why would anyone want to spend their weekends there? Elevator Pitch:
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"In Country"
"In Country"

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

"In Country"

Tweetable Logline:

War is Hell. Why would anyone want to spend their weekends there?

Elevator Pitch:

Most of us are familiar with Civil War and World War II reenactments. These wars were long enough ago that they evoke a certain nostalgia and even romance. But what would compel someone to reenact a more recent, morally ambiguous and unpopular war? What would compel someone to reenact Vietnam?

Production Team:

Co-Directors: Mike Attie & Meghan O'Hara
Director of Photography: Mike Attie
 

About the Production:

"As children growing up in the 70/80s, we felt the impact of the Vietnam War all around us. We had relatives who enlisted to go to Vietnam, as well as family who actively protested against the war. As adults, we have experienced a decade of war that has had little direct impact on our lives and the impact of which is still unknown."

"For us, IN COUNTRY is a meditation on the impact of war across generations and how the drums of war continue to draw men to battle despite the devastating consequences." -- Mike Attie

Current Status:

Wrapped shooting. Raising funds to begin post-production

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