Full Battle Rattle


Big Sky Film Series

In California’s Mojave Desert, the US Army has built a “virtual Iraq” - a billion dollar urban warfare simulation - and populated it with hundreds of Iraqi role-players. Full Battle Rattle follows an Army Battalion through the simulation, as they attempt to quell an insurgency and prevent Medina Wasl, a mock Iraqi village, from slipping into civil war.

Comic, surreal and poignant, the film provides a revelatory look at the soul of the American war machine, and, in the battle for Medina Wasl, finds a potent allegory of the Iraq War and the cultural and religious differences that confound America’s efforts.

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