“Hell and Back Again” by Danfung Dennis wins Sundance WORLD CINEMA GRAND JURY PRIZE – DOCUMENTARY

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) movie “Hell and Back Again” by Danfung Dennis wins Sundance WORLD CINEMA GRAND JURY PRIZE – DOCUMENTARY. The website for the movie and the facebook page for the movie. Here's the tweet with the announcement from @sundacefest

WORLD CINEMA GRAND JURY PRIZE – DOCUMENTARY: “Hell and Back Again”, director Danfung Dennis #Sundance

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Here's the trailer

Hell and Back Again clip from Danfung Dennis on Vimeo.


What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home? Hell and Back Again is a cinematically revolutionary film that asks and answers these questions with a power and intimacy no previous film about the conflict in Afghanistan has been able to achieve.

In this groundbreaking work of cinema, two overlapping narratives are brilliantly intercut – the life of a Marine at war on the front, and the life the same Marine in recovery, at home – creating both a dreamlike quality and a strikingly realistic depiction of how Marines experience this war.

Following Sergeant Nathan Harris of Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, during a major assault on a Taliban stronghold, and his painful return home after a severe injury, the two stories communicate both the extraordinary drama of war and the no less shocking experience of returning home, as a whole generation of Marines struggle to find an identity in a country that prefers to be indifferent.

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(cover photo credit: snap from the video)

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  1. Incredible. Really does demonstrate the power of the DSLR in extreme situations.

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  3. Wow… That minute clip had me at the edge of my seat.

    Films like Restrepo, and the documentary that was featured on Planet5D last year… the name slips my mind right now… it was on PBS or something of the sort… any who. Films like this really put the view in the line of duty/fire like never before. Can’t wait to see this.

    Thanks for sharing

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