When Private Adam Winfield, a 21-year-old soldier in Afghanistan, witnessed members of his platoon murder innocent civilians (planting weapons on the corpses to make it appear that they were terrorists), he attempted to alert the military to these heinous war crimes with the help of his father. But Winfield’s pleas went unheeded. Left on his own and with threats to his life, Private Winfield was himself drawn into the moral abyss, forced to make a split-second decision that would change his life forever.
With extraordinary access to the key individuals involved in the case including Specialist Winfield, his passionately supportive parents, and Winfield’s startlingly candid compatriots — THE KILL TEAM is an intimate look at the personal stories so often lost inside the larger coverage of the longest war in US history.
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Director/Producer/Cinematographer: Dan Krauss
Producer: Linda Davis
Executive Producer: Julie Goldman
Executive Producer/Creative Consultant: Deborah Hoffman
Editor: Lawrence Lerew
Music By: Justin Melland
FESTIVAL PREMIERE & AWARDS
Tribeca Film Festival: 2013 Premiere
Tribeca Film Festival: 2013 Best Documentary Feature
Shortlisted for 2015 Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary
Independent Spirit Awards: 2014 Truer Than Fiction Award Nominee
National Board of Review, USA: 2014 Top Five Documentaries
San Francisco International Film Festival: 2013 Golden Gate Award