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FRONTLINE; Bad Voodoo’s War

03/26/2008

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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Bad Voodoo’s War
Program Number

2610

Series Description

Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

Program Description

In June 2007, as the American military surge reached its peak, a band of National Guard infantrymen who call themselves "The Bad Voodoo Platoon" was deployed to Iraq. To capture a vivid, first-person account of the new realities of war in Iraq for FRONTLINE and ITVS, director Deborah Scranton (The War Tapes) created "a virtual embed" with the platoon, supplying cameras to the soldiers so they could record and tell the story of their war. The film intimately tracks the veteran soldiers of "Bad Voodoo" through the daily grind of their perilous mission, dodging deadly IEDs, grappling with the political complexities of dealing with Iraqi security forces, and battling their fatigue and their fears.

Working Title: The Surge

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Public Affairs
News
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Bad Voodoo’s War,” 03/26/2008, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FF32FFB984174468B642AAD354A6669A.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Bad Voodoo’s War.” 03/26/2008. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FF32FFB984174468B642AAD354A6669A>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Bad Voodoo’s War. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FF32FFB984174468B642AAD354A6669A
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