Tattooed Under Fire

Documentary

Tattooed Under Fire is a grippingly intimate, character-driven portrait of Iraq-bound and returning US soldiers as they go under the tattoo needle – openly professing their pride, sharing their secrets and confessing their fears.

Tattooed Under Fire

Tattooed Under Fire

The tattoos cross lines of gender, class, and political affinity revealing the inner lives of young men and women as they live through the horrors of the Iraq war.

The film’s narrative moves from the early expectations and excitement of 18 and 20 year olds through cynicism and anger to a sense of a psychological aftermath that will never be erased. Each soldier’s story is an evocative, poignant, and highly personal look at the human and cultural cost of war.

Director & Producer Nancy Schiesari
Produced by Infocus Preductions & ITVS
Duration 56 min.
Year of Production 2008
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