Struggling with the line between non-judgement and being apologetic. I still think this is an astounding piece of filmmaking, epic and discursive, an embodiment of mindsets as much as events. But in the wake of Homeland (Iraq) it's harder not to see these representations as inadequate, comfortable saying we might never know the other persective. Good, but difficult.
Written by Simon David who wrote The Wire, this TV series on the Marines at the start of the Iraq War in 2003 continues the strand of fascinating people stories produced by Andrea Calderwood from the Last King of Scotland on Idi Amin to I am Slave about a young Sudanese girl enslaved in London by one of the Sudanese Embassy officials. Brilliant!