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Deborah Scranton’s War Tapes

November 7, 2012

TED has become something of a phenomenon in the last couple of years, and love it or loathe it, the movement has documented a huge number of interesting ideas (including the Nick Hanauer one about inequality which they originally censored) and made them available to everyone.  One such talk is by the award-winning filmmaker Deborah Scranton who has challenged existing media coverage of war by placing cameras in the hands of members of the USA’s National Guard who were called up to fight on the front line in Iraq through her movie The War Tapes.

The comments about the talk on TED’s own site here show how Scranton’s approach has provoked an interesting discussion in what has been one of the most controversial military interventions of recent years.

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