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Documentary Review: "‘Combat Obscura’ is a Brutally Honest Look at the Blurred Morality of the War in Afghanistan

Documentary Review: ‘Combat Obscura’ is a Brutally Honest Look at the Blurred Morality of the War in Afghanistan by J.D. Simkins - Military Times

… This scene from “Combat Obscura,” a 70-minute moral roller coaster featuring footage from a 2011 deployment to Afghanistan’s violent Helmand province, is one of dozens that depict the blurred lines and utter confusion of a war that is now 18 years old.

 

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…

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