A friend asked me to post this.
BROTHERS AT WAR is an intimate portrait of an American family during a turbulent time. Jake Rademacher sets out to understand the experience, sacrifice, and motivation of his two brothers serving in Iraq. The film follows Jake’s exploits as he risks everything—including his life—to tell his brothers’ story. Often humorous, but sometimes downright lethal, BROTHERS AT WAR is a remarkable journey where Jake embeds with four combat units in Iraq. Unprecedented access to U.S. and Iraqi combat units take him behind the camouflage curtain with secret reconnaissance troops on the Syrian border, into sniper “Hide Sites” in the Sunni Triangle, through raging machine gun battles with the Iraqi Army. Ultimately, the film follows his brothers home where separations and life-threatening work ripple through their parents, siblings, wives and children. BROTHERS AT WAR provides a rare look at the bonds and service of our soldiers on the frontlines and the profound effects their service has on the loved ones they leave behind.
In our normal day to day lives, even when planning protests, mailing tea bags (or pictures of) to tone-deaf politicians, and economic crisis, it’s still important to remember our fellow countrymen and women who are serving in the military and on the front line overseas. When their job is done, no one hears about it. It is never in the papers or makes the evening news.
Even their families might not hear about how close fate called when an IED was spotted and detonated by engineers in order to protect the supply column. Just the, “Hi mom. Everything is fine.” email back home.
For all the men and women in the service.