I’ve seen this trailer for about a month or two now. I get the feeling that this is going to be a truly riveting documentary. This is a side of war that the public doesn’t often get to see and analyze.
Equal parts infuriating and illuminating, THE KILL TEAM looks at the devastating moral tensions that tear at soldiers’ psyches through the lens of one highly personal and emotional story. Private Adam Winfield was a 21-year-old soldier in Afghanistan when he attempted with the help of his father to alert the military to heinous war crimes his platoon was committing. But Winfield’s pleas went unheeded. Left on his own and with threats to his life, Private Winfield was himself drawn into the moral abyss, forced to make a split-second decision that would change his life forever.
Update – Amazing documentary. But it does pose the question as to what we as citizens must do to stop this sort of thing from happening in the armed forces.
@wfpman A fine question. One not easily answered – impossible to 'fix' war crimes. Acknowledging our collective responsibility is 1st step.
— Kill Team Movie (@KillTeamMovie) August 23, 2014
We have to organize and go to our government and demand better. Adam Winfield tried to blow the whistle but the Army ignored his cries and in the end sent him to jail along with the real criminal, his leader in the unit.