May 26, 2016

Gravitas Ventures & Broad Green Recruit Three War Films Including ‘Citizen Soldier’

By Wendy R. Anderson

Journalist(s) Ross A. Lincoln

Set for release August 30, Citizen Soldier tells the story of a group of soldiers in the Oklahoma Army National Guard’s 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, known since World War II as the Thunderbirds. Using 100% real footage taken from multiple cameras and shot without a political point of view, the ground-level view of war follows the group in Afghanistan during the height of the 2007 escalation of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan known as “the surge.” In the vein of 2012’s Act of Valor, the film shows how the soldiers embody the military ethos of never leaving a fallen comrade behind and details exactly what they went through on the front lines of the war on terror.

 

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  • Wendy R. Anderson

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Military, Veterans, and Society Program

    Wendy R. Anderson is an Adjunct Senior Fellow of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).  She is also the Managing D...