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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Bad Voodoo's War

Frontline is going to have this program which is made by some of our milbloggers/National Guardsmen who were (are) deployed over in Iraq, and this is a videotaping of their experiences. It should be very interesting, since the reporters will not be there. They are giving the camera equipment and everything to this California National Guard team to film the action themselves.

Below is just a preview. If you are interested in watching the program (and I see no reason why you wouldn't be if you're reading this site!), it will be playing on Frontline at 9pm EST on PBS. HOWEVER, check your local listings just to make sure. This will be Tuesday, April 1, 2008.

Two of our friends, JP from Milblogging and Toby Nunn will be videotaping their experiences. Please catch this show over on Frontline. It will probably be one of the very few we will have the oportunity to watch that is actually about our troops. Heh hem, I mean...a truthful one about them!

In June 2007, as the American military surge reached its peak, a band of National Guard infantrymen who call themselves "The Bad Voodoo Platoon" was deployed to Iraq. To capture a vivid, first-person account of the new realities of war in Iraq for FRONTLINE and ITVS, director Deborah Scranton (The War Tapes) created a "virtual embed" with the platoon, supplying cameras to the soldiers so they could record and tell the story of their war. The film intimately tracks the veteran soldiers of "Bad Voodoo" through the daily grind of their perilous mission, dodging deadly IEDs, grappling with the political complexities of dealing with Iraqi security forces, and battling their fatigue and their fears.

Watch a preview now at: [This is the preview I have provided above, because theirs did not work for me.] Visit the PBS pressroom for press release and photography. Online starting April 1.

Keep in mind, if you intend to respond to this e-mail, please write back to me at milblogging AT gmail COM com.

Bad Voodoo's War is a Clover & A Bee Films production for FRONTLINE and Independent Television Service (ITVS). The writer, producer and director is Deborah Scranton. FRONTLINE is produced by WGBH Boston and is broadcast nationwide on PBS. Funding for FRONTLINE is provided through the support of PBS viewers. Major funding for FRONTLINE is provided by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Park Foundation. ITVS is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people. FRONTLINE is closed-captioned for deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers and described for people who are blind or visually impaired by the Media Access Group at WGBH. FRONTLINE is a registered trademark of WGBH Educational Foundation. The executive producer for ITVS is Sally Jo Fifer. The FRONTLINE executive producer for special projects is Michael Sullivan. The executive producer of FRONTLINE is David Fanning.
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