Preview Screening- Baker Boys: Inside the surge

Screening Monday 1st February, 2010

A preview of the four-part documentary series that is an intimate, inside look at Baker Company, an elite group of Army soldiers on an extended tour in Iraq as they ‘surge’ into an Al Qaeda stronghold.
Filmed over three months in 2008 by veteran combat photographer Jon Steele, the film shows the world of the Baker Company without dramatisating or glorifying the reality.

The documentary features first-person, real-time storytelling as the soldiers of Baker Company negotiate with local Iraqi militias and tribal sheiks and deal with the fear and uncertainty of being thrust into the middle of counter-insurgency warfare.

This is a deep penetrating look into the life of a soldier that exposes the raw personal emotion and the honest physical experience of combat soldiers operating in Iraq.