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General News    H4'ed 3/19/19

'Combat Obscura' is a brutally honest look at the blurred morality of the war in Afghanistan

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Filmed and directed by combat cameraman Miles Lagoze, “Obscura” provides a true illustration of the primal aspects of war. Due to that honest approach, few of the film’s scenes will endear its participants to a public that consumes much of its war information through crisply-edited propaganda emerging from the Pentagon.

“I think we’re at a point as veterans that we want to show war as it is," Lagoze told Military Times.

"We’re kind of sick of the hero-worshipping.”

The film’s true brilliance lies in its situational hysteria, an unpredictability that serves as a microcosm of a war with no end.

From flickr.com: US, Afghan forces conduct checkpoint operations near COP Yosef Khel [Image 12 of 14]
US, Afghan forces conduct checkpoint operations near COP Yosef Khel [Image 12 of 14]
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