Chaplains Under Fire (Documentary)

HPIM2166During my first deployment to Iraq, “the Surge” in 2007-2008, I was interviewed by two reporters filming a documentary on the Chaplaincy.  I didn’t know that I was featured in the film until years later, as I watched the film.  The film “Chaplains Under Fire” shows first had accounts of the unique ministry of Chaplains during deployment.

On the film’s site it states:

Should the military be hiring clergy? Can the military tell them how to act?  How does a Christian chaplain minister to a Buddhist? A Muslim? An atheist?

To explore these questions, Lee Lawrence and Terry Nickelson spent three months in Afghanistan and Iraq, where troops let them into their lives.

They joined them on patrols and missions, hung out with them in guard towers, flew on medevacs with the wounded, and attended memorials. It was there, where troops deal with boredom, anger, loneliness, fear, death and grief that they learned why military chaplains are crucial and how they sometimes become controversial.

The result is CHAPLAINS UNDER FIRE, a feature-length independent documentary that explores the world of military chaplains through the lens of the troops they serve in combat and the Constitutional issues they raise at home.

Find out more on the film from “Chaplains Under Fire” Site (Click here).

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