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The Kill Team

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Producers Linda Davis

Synopsis

In 2010, the media branded a platoon of U.S. Army infantry soldiers “The Kill Team” following reports of its killing for sport in Afghanistan. Now, one of the accused must fight the government he defended on the battlefield, while grappling with his own role in the alleged murders. Dan Krauss’s absorbing documentary examines the stories of four men implicated in heinous war crimes in a stark reminder that, in war, innocence may be relative to the insanity around you.

About The Team

Dan Krauss (Director, Producer & Cinematographer) was nominated for an Academy Award and two Emmy Awards for his first film, The Death of Kevin Carter. The film also won prizes from the Tribeca Film Festival, the International Documentary Association and The San Francisco International Film Festival, among others. Working as a Director of Photography, Krauss has photographed numerous feature documentaries, including: Inequality for All (Sundance Film Festival, 2013 – Special Jury Prize); Broadway Idiot (SXSW, 2013); We Are Legion (SXSW 2012); The Most Dangerous Man in America (Academy Award nomination, 2010); and Life 2.0 (Sundance Film Festival, 2010). In 2012, Krauss received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a fellowship from the Sundance Documentary Institute. Krauss earned his Master’s Degree from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. He is presently an adjunct faculty member at Stanford University, where he instructs graduate students in documentary film production.