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Title Baker Boys : Inside The Surge - Ep 2 of 4 / Director: Konwiser, Kern.

Published Australia : ABC [broadcaster], 2011 June 16 at 21:30:00.


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Physical description 1 streaming video file (53 min. 25 sec.) ; 319367145 bytes
Summary *Frequent Coarse Language and Violence* Baker Boys: Inside The Surge is an unfettered account of the Iraq war from the point of view and in the words of the soldiers who fight it. It delivers details and insights into the US Army's counter insurgency effort in Iraq and the blueprint for the escalating efforts in Afghanistan. Across the three remaining episodes Baker Boys: Inside the Surge travels with the men of Baker Company into an Al Qaeda hotbed just kilometres outside Baghdad for the last 90 days of their tour of duty. This absorbing turn of events is documented by the world class, award winning cameraman, Jon Steele, who also narrates the series. He developed an uncommon level of trust among the soldiers and an unprecedented level of access from the Army commanders. Tonight, Baker Company begins to pay the local Sunni militias, known as the Sons of Iraq, with tens of thousands of dollars in exchange for handing in Al Qaeda munitions and running security detail in their own villages. In return, the Baker Boys provide humanitarian aid and other means of support. It's an uneasy alliance as neither side trusts the other but the violence abates and Al Qaeda evaporates, so clearly the strategy is working. PRODUCTION DETAILS Shot and written by Jon Steele. Point Prod and Gigapix Studios in association with Sandbag Productions.
Audience Classification M ACMA.
Other author Konwiser, Kern, director.
Bradley, Garey, contributor.
Downs, John, contributor.
Foreman, James, contributor.
Hemmann, Steven, contributor.
Kirkpatrick, John, contributor.
Marshes, Kanasa, contributor.
Royal, Matthew, contributor.
Steele, Jon, contributor.
Whittenberger, Richard, contributor.
Subject United States. Army.
Soldiers -- Conduct of life.
Soldiers -- Psychology.
Iraq War (2003-2011)