With extraordinary access to key individuals, filmmaker Dan Krauss examines the heinous war crimes committed in 2010 by a platoon of U.S Army infantry soldiers stationed in Southern Afghanistan.
Branded 'The Kill Team' by the media, members of the platoon were found to have been gratuitously killing innocent Afghan civilians for sport, planting weapons on their victims to make them look like enemy combatants. Two years later, The Kill Team focuses on whistle blower Adam Winfield, who became stuck in a moral morass when his life was threatened by fellow soldiers if he reported the murders, and the prosecution trial that followed.
Through startlingly candid interviews with Adam and others implicated in the killings, Dan Krauss crafts a sensitive and shocking exploration of the ill-prepared psychology of many young soldiers sent to war zones, and the devastation that this can wreak when authority lies in the wrong hands.
Director Dan Krauss will join us for a post-screening Skype Q&A.
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"Devastating...a formidable contender" – The New York Times
"Must-see viewing"- Variety
Winner: Best Documentary Feature Tribeca Film Festival 2013
Winner: Golden Gate Award San Francisco International FIlm Festival 2013
Official Selection: AFI Docs 2013
Official Selection: Hot Docs 2013