Several anti-war films, both features and documentaries, were released this fall. They include: In the Valley of Elah, The Kingdom, Rendition, Redaction, Lions for Lambs, Charlie Wilson's War, Grace is Gone, No End in Sight, Taxi to the Dark Side.
In the past, especially with Vietnam, war films were not usually released until the war was over. But the war in Iraq and the so-called 'war on terror' are still continuing. The films, with the possible exception of The Kingdom, have not done well at the box office in the US.
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We speak to some of the writers and directors and a critic about whether it is the subject matter, the timing or the quality of the films themselves.
Al Jazeera's Josh Rushing speaks to Paul Haggis, the director of In the Valley of Elah, Kirk Honeycutt, a film critic for Hollywood Reporter, Todd Breassealle, liaison for the Army Entertainment Industry, Alex Gibney, the writer and director of Taxi to the Dark Side, Michael Carnahan, the writer of Lions for Lambs and The Kingdom, representatives of TAPS and Brian De Palma, the director of Redaction.
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