Inside the Surge documentary playing at Newport Beach Film Festival on April 23

Kern Konwiser will showing his new documentary, The Baker Boys: Inside the Surge, at the Newport Beach Film Festival, Newport Beach, CA, April 23rd at 2:45 p.m.

After covering nearly every major conflict over the past 25 years, cameraman John Steele went straight into the heart of an Al Qaeda hotbed a few kilometers outside of Baghdad to chronicle the last 90 days of Baker Company’s (U.S. Army, 3rd Infantry battalion) tour of duty, and the ‘war inside’ that they will inevitably bring home with them. He developed an uncommon level of trust with the soldiers, and an unprecedented level of access to the Army’s commanders. The resulting conversations with the soldiers toward the end of the final 90 days of their tour of duty are so deeply personal that they seem more like confessionals than interviews.

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