First Lt. Travis Howell, U.S. Army, near Najaf, March 3, 2003, from “This Is Our War.” “Advancing on Baghdad, drivers with the 70th Armor Regiment were constantly exposed to the wind, sand, and storms of the desert. ‘Scraping this amount of crud from your face was pretty routine,’ says the photographer.”
The Cause, a progressive media development organization, kicks off its pre-launch with a film clip called “Show US the War,” a teaser for what it calls a “collaborative real-time documentary news project.”
Show US the War:
Somewhere in America, the evening paper lands on a doorstep. A weary cashier sits down to watch the 5 o’clock news. Drive time radio slides through the headlines. “Insurgent bombings today in Kabul kill 3 coalition soldiers.“What is today’s news? Even when Americans cite our engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan, as among the top national interests, how do we know what’s happening there? Where can we find detailed, accurate, news, analysis and first-person accounts?