Filming the War

After eight years of engagement, President Obama says all US combat forces will be out of Iraq by the end of December.  As we look back on this extended deployment of American troops, we've been digging through our Boots on the Ground series, and are sharing the story of Deborah Scranton.

Scranton gave cameras directly to troops on the ground, then spent months editing the footage they sent in. The result is a documentary called "The War Tapes". Scranton tells Jim Fleming how she persuaded the military to give her permission to make her film, what it was like working with the soldiers, and how they reacted to the finished product.

For more stories like this one check out our series, Boots on the Ground: Stories from the War in Iraq.

The War Tapes

Deborah Scranton's "The War Tapes"

Film-maker Deborah Scranton gave cameras directly to troops on the ground, then spent months editing the footage they sent her.

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