When PSU graduate Steven Pink went to Iraq in 2004 as part of the New Hampshire Army National Guard, he took more than his weapon and helmet. Pink was among a handful of Granite State soldiers who brought video cameras and recorded hours of video of their day-to-day activities in creating a documentary about the war in Iraq.
Steve Pink returns to Plymouth State University to host a free screening of the award-winning documentary, Earlier this year, “The War Tapes,” directed by Deborah Scranton, won ‘Best Feature Documentary’ at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. The film will be shown at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, in Boyd Hall, room 144.
Pink, who earned a bachelor’s in English from PSU in 2003, will be on hand to introduce the film in person and to answer questions about his involvement in the film project.
Film critic Chris Hume of FilmRadar.com describes the documentary as “an intimate and visceral trip into the landscape of war. There are no seasoned camera operators. There is no crew. There is no safety net. Instead, three soldiers are given three cameras, and they film their tour of duty over the course of a year in the most dangerous part of the most dangerous country in the world. Scranton allows the story to be told by the characters themselves, breaking down the wall that usually exists between the audience and the film. From deployment, to combat, to homecoming… we are in their boots.”
The “The War Tapes” screening and Steve Pink’s appearance Nov. 1 is free and open to the public.
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