Iraq documentary plays tonight

"This is War: Memories of Iraq," the award-winning documentary on the Oregon National Guard's experience in Iraq, is on a road show throughout Oregon and will play tonight in Ashland.

The film will show for free Tuesday, April 29, at 7 p.m. at Coming Attractions Theater, 1644 Ashland St., Ashland, and Wednesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. at Coming Attractions Theater in Klamath Falls.

The "Oregon Road Show" will deliver the documentary to local audiences in 20 cities across Oregon in the next 60 days. Following each showing, the audience will have an opportunity to meet several of the soldiers from the film and to participate in a candid question and answer period.

The 80-minute documentary goes on tour following a successful award season that earned it "Best Documentary" in film festivals in Washington, Idaho and Florida. The film also received a "Special Achievement" award at Suzanne Delaurentiis' Cinema City Film Festival in Los Angeles in March.

Directed by Gary Mortensen and produced by Scot Laney, "This is War: Memories of Iraq" is a non-political, non-partisan documentary about the Oregon 2/162nd Infantry. The film brings a raw, edgy and honest glimpse into the life of a combat infantryman. Largely made up of video taken by the soldiers, the film follows the lives of nine soldiers during their 2004-2005 tour in Iraq. Their regiment saw some of the toughest fighting of the war, including combat on the front lines in Bagdad and Fallujah. The film contains strong language and some graphic images.

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