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Erase and Forget

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Synopsis

‘Bo’ Gritz is one of America’s highest decorated Vietnam veterans and the real life inspiration behind Rambo. He also killed 400 people, turned against Washington and moved to the Nevada desert where he now sleeps with many weapons. Filmed over ten years using impressive visual material, Zimmerman’s portrait of Bo embodies contemporary American society in all its dizzying complexity and contradictions.
The majority of lives are lived in history. There are, however, a few lives that make history. If that history is dark, occupying the shadowlands and margins of what is known or acceptable, then the price of that making can be high, very high indeed…
Official Selection Berlinale 2017 - Panorama Dokumente - World premiere

Details

Year
2017
Type of film
Features
Running Time
90 mins
Format
Digital
Director
Andrea Luka Zimmerman
Producer
Ameenah Ayub Allen, Andrea Luka Zimmerman
Executive Producer
Gareth Evans
Editor
Taina Galis
Screenwriter
Taina Galis, Andrea Luka Zimmerman
Director of Photography
Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Taina Galis, Adam Philp
Sound
Sound Design: Serin Kucuk
Music
Original Music: Adam Paroussos
Principal Cast
Bo Gritz
Associate Producer
Laerke Vindahl, Michael Uwemedimo
Supported by
The Wapping Project
Supported using public funding by
Arts Council England

Production Company

Bright Wire Films Limited
Ameenah Ayub Allen
ameenahallen@gmail.com

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Ameenah Ayub Allen
ameenahallen@gmail.com