Steve Metze, then a major in the National Guard, created this documentary about his deployment at Forward Operating Base “Danger” in Tikrit, Iraq, in 2005. It offers unfiltered, uncensored coverage of the day-to-day life of a combat soldier, from the often excruciating boredom to the terror of frequent mortar and rocket attacks. In this day of sanitized media coverage and “pool” journalism, you’re probably never going to see a chronicle this raw and uncensored.
Here’s a little video (mostly audio, actually) that I captured with my cell phone of the Q&A after the first showing of Year at Danger at the Austin Film Festival. It’s not a great video, but please don’t hold it against me. Steve and Don are the filmmakers, not me.
If you’re in the Austin area this weeked, get to the Austin Film Festival. Aside from the other great films you’re bound to see, Year at Danger will also be showing! This is the official premiere, so make sure you get there before they sell out. So you know, Uber Goober easily sold out when it opened!