The Kill Team, Director Dan Krauss

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In early 2010, a group of U.S. soldiers in southern Afghanistan – bored, frightened, angry, and primed to explode – intentionally killed civilians, planting weapons on their victims to stage the incidents as “good shoots.” One of the group, the platoon sergeant, collected fingers as trophies. They called themselves “The Kill Team.” From Oscar®-nominated director Dan Krauss comes THE KILL TEAM, a story about a young soldier in Afghanistan who attempted to alert the military to horrific atrocities being committed by U.S. soldiers, and who then himself became a target of one of the largest war crimes investigations in U.S. history. With extraordinary access to the soldiers who were convicted and the evidence used against them, this film takes us inside a story that was largely impenetrable to the media. Speaking with an astonishing degree of candor and articulateness, these soldiers describe a series of increasingly weighty psychological quagmires, each emblemizing the hazy morality of war, where the choices are often clear, but the best decisions seldom are. Director Krauss joins us for what promises to be a spirited conversation on this multi-faceted tale of life during wartime.

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“Stunning” – David Edelstein, New York Magazine

Powerful…jaw-dropping” – Stephanie Merry, The Washington Post

“Pulls no punches” – Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times

“Devastating…a formidable contender” – Stephen Holden, The New York Times

“Has the kind of urgent intimacy that characterizes the best
such non-fiction films…astonishing” Ian Bailey,The Globe and Mail

“Hits all the right buttons: political injustice, moral outrage, and
emotional catharsis” – Anthony Kaufman, Indiewire

“The most daring documentary of the year so far…a stunning, powerful film that boldly complicates the conversation around America’s wars” Daniel Walber, Film School Rejects

“An early contender for best documentary of the year” – David Kempler, Big Picture Big Sound

“Among the most vital documents of the war in Afghanistan” – David Ehrlich,

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