“Combat Obscura” sheds light on the war in Afghanistan

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“Combat Obscura” sheds light on the war in Afghanistan

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Corey Minton, Reporter

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Hollywood has portrayed Afghanistan in numerous ways. With the United States occupying the country for nearly 17 years there is a massive amount of footage and war stories coming back home with troops.

“Combat Obscura” is documentary filmed by marine videographer Miles Lagoze. The documentary simply starts with recruitment footage the marines would use. It shows soldiers playing soccer with local families and giving coloring books to the local children. The heartfelt footage of the marines is cut short with the more realistic combat scenarios that troops commonly see.

Lagoze continues to interview his fellow soldiers about what they are really going through. There are scattered scenes of innocent civilians being mistake for the Taliban and being shot in crossfire, artillery shells hitting the wrong building and soldiers smoking marijuana which is commonly grown in Afghanistan.

“This Marine-Made War Documentary Is So Raw the Corps Doesn’t Want You to See It” James Clark, Writer from Task & Purpose, said.

The raw footage of the war in the Middle East shows what the United States marines are going through overseas. The documentary currently has a 100% rating on the website Rotten Tomatoes, which is easily to believe once viewers sit through the one hour documentary. The light that is cast on the soldiers risking their lives overseas isn’t always to marine recruiting standards.