US Navy SEALs star in action flick

"Act of Valor" might be an action blockbuster, but will it reveal too many Navy SEAL secrets?

    A new film documenting the real life Navy SEALs - the specially trained military personnel that killed Osama bin Laden - is set to hit the big screens.

    “Act of Valor” started as a recruiting ad for the Navy’s elite special forces or SEALs. Officials hope the movie will help increase recruitment by as much as 5 per cent a year.

    And instead of actors, the producers, with the Navy’s permission, used real SEALs, a first for a feature film.

    The Navy says it reviewed 1,700 hours of footage and any material that would have compromised battlefield tactics was scrubbed out, although critics say the movie gives too much exposure of a group that’s supposed to work in the shadows.

    Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan went to watch them - in action - in Washington DC.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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