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Brothers At War

“Brothers at War” is an award winning movie about three brothers: two who went off to the Iraq war, and one who wanted to find out why. Produced by Emmy Award winning actor, Gary Sinise (“Forrest Gump” and ‘CSI: NY’ television series) the film spotlights the triumphs and challenges of US Military troops and their families. “This is a documentary that celebrates the courage and integrity of the American Soldier and the military family who stands with them” says Sinise. “It’s also a film about a man’s love and respect for his two brothers, and his faithful dedication in narrating their journey through the daily trials and tribulations of war time deployments”.

Early screenings across the country have drawn standing ovations from active duty war fighters, retired veterans, military families, even major Hollywood celebrities. After viewing the film in Bagdad Sgt. Brent Pool of the KY National Guard remarked, “Brothers at War” captures the daily sacrifices we endure, what life in Iraq is all about, and the tight bond we soldiers share throughout life after having been there”.

Former California National Guard Commander and Battalion Commander in Vietnam, Major General (ret.) Frank Schober, states “this film really hit home for me. The combat footage is the best I’ve seen come out of Iraq. With lead flying all around him Jake Rademacher put himself in grave danger as he stood to capture, on video, a firefight that engaged an enemy position.” Upon viewing the movie Academy Award winning actor, Jon Voight, shares his thoughts: “It’s one of the most important films I have ever seen or will ever see”.

Often humorous but sometimes downright lethal “Brothers At War” is a remarkable journey Jake Rademacher undertakes while embedded among four military combat units in Iraq. He sets out to understand the motivation, experience, and daily sacrifices his brothers made to serve in Iraq. The film follows Jake’s exploits as he risks everything—including his own life—to remain authentic in telling their story. The result is a rare view of the dauntless courage and strength of brotherhood shared by military soldiers on the frontlines, and the profound effect their service has on the loved ones they leave behind.

With unprecedented access to US and Iraqi combat units the mission takes Jake behind the camouflage curtain with secret reconnaissance troops on the Syrian border, into sniper “hide sites” in the Sunni Triangle, and through raging machine gun battles with the Iraqi Army. Ultimately, the film follows his brothers’ return home where their daily life-threatening operations abroad and long separations from family challenge any sense of normalcy remaining in their relationships, and with difficult emotions that ripple among their parents, siblings, wives, and children.

“Brothers At War has been the most terrifying, soul searching, and gratifying experience I have ever had in my life” shares Jake. “Through it all, I have tried to hold the mirror up to actual history in the making, or rather put the frame around it as it was happening in front of me”.

“Each time my brothers boarded the plane with rucksacks and rifles slung over their shoulders I worried it might be the last time I would ever see them alive. After they came home from war the first time I could sense and feel the change—a new distance growing between us”.

“When they told me straight up that what I was watching in 30-second news clips on the television at home was not at all representing the same war they were fighting overseas, I knew them well enough to realize we civilians were all missing a large part of the truth. I know that traveling around in a war zone may not seem like the most rational thing to do, but I felt the need to bridge the gap to reality was more important than anything else”.

“We set out to make an honest film without stock footage, political pundits or anyone talking about an experience they weren’t currently living. I knew it would require me to risk everything—even my life—to succeed. I wanted the viewer to ride shotgun along in this journey with me and to see, first hand, what I had the opporunity to witness. Guys have been sitting on that Syrian border since ancient Roman times and some things still really haven’t changed. Hopefully by the end of the movie, they’ll see why I think the best part of my generation is bravely standing up to go forward and serve in Iraq and Afghanistan”.

Brothers At War opens nationwide on 27 March 2009
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