This short was one of a collection entitled "Shorts: Volume 4". The prior collections have all been terrific and are highly recommended for people who love the genre.
The film is set in two places--in modern day Iraq as well as back in the United States. It seems that an Iraqi-American is in the US military and you see the occupation through his eyes as well as what life is like for his wife and son in the States.
What I really love about this film is that it is NOT a diatribe trying to convince the viewer that one side or the other is right or wrong. In fact, it is deliberately ambiguous--with the viewer left to guess about the internal dialog of this man as well as the rightness or wrongness of the mission. I honestly could see people from the Right or Left embracing this film and taking from it what they'd like. This is a very unusual balancing act and I love how the film makers get you to think--something that just doesn't happen often enough.
Good acting, sets, direction and script--this one has it all.
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