Have you checked out the trailers for the soon to be released movie Gunner Palace
The information I’m receiving about this film says this, “The Soldier’s barracks are the bombed out pleasure palace (complete with swimming pool and putting green) of Sadaam Hussein's son - located right in the middle of the most volatile section of Baghdad. With total access to all unit operations and activities, filmmaker Michael Tucker provides an inside look at the war not seen on the nightly news. Gunner Palace is a chaotic, surprising, real and sometimes amusing look inside the Iraq war as experienced and told first hand by our troops.”
The trailers seem genuinely interesting and I think this may be something I’m looking forward to seeing. Hopefully, an honest look at what’s happening over there without al the MSM spin. I have read that this film will touch on issues like inadequately armored Humvees and even starts out with Rumsfelds declaration that major combat had ended.
I found this on Alternet
. All politics aside. "I don't even know what my bias is anymore,"
says Tucker. "My bias has completely changed. I think that sometimes I sound like a raving right-wing lunatic and other times I sound like a raving socialist or something. But I'm trying to make something that's honest. And soldiers have a huge hang-up about it. All they want is for someone to tell the truth. Not embellish it."
David Hudson says on Greencine
that Tucker has told him he’s received emails from both the pro and anti-war crowds. At first, he was hearing from conservatives, the pro-war crowd, thanking him for drawing attention to the sacrifice US soldiers are making in Iraq. The link to his site spread by digital osmosis via mailing lists, online discussion groups and so on, until, eventually, he was hearing from the anti-war side as well, just as appreciative for more or less the same reasons.
I’m looking forward to the opportunity to view this piece and I intend to do it with an open mind.