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Frontline: Bad Voodoo's War
     

Frontline: Bad Voodoo's War

Director: Deborah Scranton

Cast: Deborah Scranton

 
It was summer of 2007: The surge in Iraq was about to peak, and a battalion of California-based infantrymen known as the "Bad Voodoo Platoon" were about to be deployed on the front lines. These were soldiers who were intimately familiar with the rules of combat, and many of them were on their second and third tours. This time around, the "Bad Voodoo Platoon" is

Overview

It was summer of 2007: The surge in Iraq was about to peak, and a battalion of California-based infantrymen known as the "Bad Voodoo Platoon" were about to be deployed on the front lines. These were soldiers who were intimately familiar with the rules of combat, and many of them were on their second and third tours. This time around, the "Bad Voodoo Platoon" is assigned the task of safely escorting convoys of men and materials across some of the most treacherous roads in the entire world. Iraq is on fire, and these men are about to dive directly into the heart of the inferno. In order to offer a solder's eye view of the mission, filmmaker Deborah Scranton provided each of the soldiers with mini-DV cameras. The resulting footage places the viewer right in the heart of the action as the "Bad Voodoo Platoon" rolls out under a moonlit sky and attempts to navigate a notorious stretch of road known as "IED Alley." When the convoy is hit by a roadside bomb, Sgt. 1st Class Toby Nunn discerns that the local Iraqi security forces - the same troops charged with ensuring the safety of their country - were well aware that it had been planted and armed. As fatigue, frustration, and terror take hold, the viewer is constantly reminded that this war affects more than just the "Bad Voodoo Platoon" who continually risk their lives to help stabilize Iraq.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/10/2008
UPC:
0841887009539
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:00:00
Sales rank:
77,789

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Frontline: Bad Voodoo's War
1. Introduction [2:02]
2. Bad Voodoo Platoon: Off To Iraq [9:04]
3. Primary Mission: Convoy Security [7:54]
4. "Take Every Day Like It's Your Last" [6:41]
5. "I Do It For the Guys I'm With" [3:30]
6. Video Diary [5:40]
7. Things are Getting Hotter [13:25]
8. Home Leave Can Be Tough [4:59]
9. Credits [2:44]

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