As seen on VH1, Soundtrack To War is an intimate, raw look at the power of music in wartime. Australian filmmaker George Gittoes film bears witness to Saddam's last days in power, bypassing military chaperones to work alone with his camera, gaining a unique level of trust on the frontlines of Baghdad, whilst watching in shock and awe as the American troops came rolling into Baghdad. So brutal was the Footage, Michael Moore used it in his documentary Fahrenheit 9/11. Throbbing speed metal blasting through the sound system of combat tanks. Gospel choirs with soaring choruses punctuated by background explosions. Prayers for safety expressed in the strums of country lullabies. These are the sounds of the Iraq war as heard and performed by the young U.S. soldiers who are fighting there now. Often, music served as inspiration while bullets flew. Soldiers confided to Gittoes how various songs help psyche themselves up before battle, such as Drowning Pool's "Let The Bodies Hit The Floor", Mystikal's "Round Out The Tank" and Outkast's "Bombs Over Baghdad." Talking about their music freed the soldiers to open up about the experiences they had been through., An MTV Generation at War, and the music that will forever link them with the violence they witnessed. SPECIAL FEATURES Lil E Janel Hotline, Hunter and Yonas, Pledge Allegiance, Rampage SlideshowThis product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
About the Director
Based in Sydney, Australia, George Gittoes and his producing partner, Gabrielle Dalton, have produced some 10 documentaries for television over the past 23 years, in addition to several experimental films including Refined Fire, which won the Silver Medal at the 1982 Hiroshima Film Festival. Gittoes has covered most major wars since Vietnam including conflicts in Rwanda, Palestine, Pakistan, and Somalia.