The Kill Team
- This film played during the 2014 Florida Film Festival
- Directed by: Dan Krauss
- USA, 2013, 79 minutes
- In English
- Southeast Premiere
In 2011, twenty-one year old Spc. Adam Winfield awaited military trial, charged with premeditated murder, for his part in the Kandahar Province killing of an innocent person in US custody. In 2009, Winfield, the son of a Marine, was stationed with the Bravo Company in the Maywand District of Afghanistan. He was a young man eager to serve his country. According to Winfield, his platoon had grown restless from non-combat activity and, as a result, conspired to kill innocent Afghans by staging fake firefights with the enemy. Shortly after the killing, Winfield informed his father, via a Facebook message, that his platoon had murdered an innocent young farmer. THE KILL TEAM offers candid interviews with several soldiers involved in this case and attempts to reveal what attitudes and circumstances created such criminal behavior. As we see Winfield’s parents struggle to protect their son, we are left to question his actions and his moral character. Winner of the Best Documentary Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, this chilling and unforgettable look at the madness of war is devastating.
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