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.