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Sunday, March 9 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Full Battle Rattle

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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, a feature documentary, 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 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.

Sunday March 9, 2008 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Austin Convention Ctr Room 9

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