Freelance female war reporter Alex Quade covers U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) on highly classified combat missions. Since 2001, she has embedded with elite SOF, including the U.S. ...
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Freelance female war reporter Alex Quade covers U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) on highly classified combat missions. Since 2001, she has embedded with elite SOF, including the U.S. Army Special Forces or Green Berets, Army Rangers, Navy Seals, and CIA clandestine operatives to tell their stories from the front lines. "Danger Close" follows Alex as she lives alongside these highly trained forces on some of the most daring missions ever documented in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The third in a series of military documentaries by directors Christian Tureaud and David Salzberg. First being "The Hornet's Nest" (2014), second is "Citizen Soldier" (2016), third is this film, and fourth is "Apache Warrior" (2017). See more »
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Written by Julia Rizik
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Powerful military documentary
Danger Close is the exciting, new addition to directors David Salzberg and Christian Tureaud's Heroes of Valor Collection. In the documentary, they join forces with award-winning, military journalist Alex Quade to present an uncensored look at her journey across Iraq to return to Combat Outpost Pirelli. Quade shows amazing perseverance and bravery, jumping from unit to unit to reach her destination and uphold her promise to fallen soldier Rob Pirelli's family to make sure his legacy is preserved. Edited from hours of Quade's own point-and-shoot footage, Danger Close shows real special forces units on combat missions in Iraq. The raw footage combined with interviews with Pirelli's family, former team members and Quade herself paints a more humane image of military life than is common in film. Standout editing allows the filmmakers to pull this off. The mission footage, which even includes cell phone footage taken by the Taliban, can be heart-pounding and nerve-racking at times while the interviews offer more empathetic and sentimental moments. Taken together, Danger Close becomes an honest and moving picture of what honor, legacy and sacrifice really looks like. Quade's footage is impressive, the story is touching and it all works to make a unique experience. I recommend Danger Close to fans of the directors' previous documentaries, The Hornet's Nest and Citizen Soldier, or military documentaries in general as well as anyone interested in a film that digs deep into the human experience.
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