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by Eric Eidelstein
April 23, 2014 2:03 PM
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Tribeca Video: 'Point and Shoot' Documentary Subject Matthew VanDyke on the Nature of Modern War

Indiewire contributor John Anderson sat down at the Apple store in SoHo with Oscar-nominated director Marshall Curry and Matthew VanDyke to discuss their documentary "Point and Shoot," about VanDyke's experiences at war in Libya. Their conversation is part of the "Meet the Filmmaker" series for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.

READ MORE: Tribeca Film Festival Review: Why Marshall Curry's 'Point and Shoot' Is Due For a Hollywood Remake

"Point and Shoot" follows VanDyke, a Baltimore resident who finds the adventure -- and more -- he is looking for by joining the Libyan Rebel Army against Muammar Gaddafi. In the talk, Anderson brings up a scene in the film where a bunch of fighters have more cell-phones than actual guns.

"That's the nature of modern war now, at least where citizen-soldiers are involved," VanDyke said. "Guys wanna show off what they're doing so they all film themselves." He goes on to talk about how cell phone filming is also used for recruitment and fundraising, specifying that this is the future of warfare.  

Check out the clip from the talk below, and be sure to check back on iTunes shortly for the full podcast.


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