Someone Else's War
by Lee Wang

[May 11, 2007]
 

 

In the background of the war in Iraq is an invisible army.  It is an army that numbers more than 30,000, yet few Americans have ever seen or heard them.  They are low wage workers imported from South and Southeast Asia to cook food, wash laundry, and deliver fuel.  They are what the military calls “third country nationals,” and they are almost all employed through Halliburton.

 

“Someone Else’s War” is the first documentary to examine the new underclass of American warfare. Told through the eyes of three Filipino workers and their families, the film provides an intimate look into the forces of poverty and desperation that persuade workers to risk their lives for the chance at a better life in Iraq.  Using interviews, military archive and footage smuggled out of the country by Halliburton employees, the film takes viewers into a world that few outside of Iraq have seen.

 

 

 


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