Human Terrain Trailer (2010)

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The trailer for Human Terrain which will make its North American Premiere at the 2010 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.

Human Terrain adeptly explores the U.S. military’s controversial new program, the Human Terrain System. The program, designed to win the hearts and minds of the Iraqi and Afghan people by making cultural awareness a key counterinsurgency strategy, embeds social scientists with combat troops. While some academic critics consider it misguided and unethical to gather intelligence and target potential enemies for the military, others support the idea of a more sensitive military occupation. The film hears from both sides, giving us rare access to war games in the Mojave Desert and training exercises at Quantico and Fort Leavenworth, and taking us into the heart of the war machine and the shadowy collaboration between American academics and the armed services. Human Terrain is a brilliant and timely positing of what happens when war becomes academic and academics go to war.

Duration
2 min 47 sec

Views
6,852

Posted On
April 01, 2010
Director
James Der Derian

Writer
James Der Derian

Studio
Independent

Release
May 7, 2010
Cast
Unknown or Not Available
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No Music Available
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