OF BOMBS & MEN

SCRAPPER

By Olivier HERMITANT, Stephan WASSMAN

ROUTE 07 PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2010


Festivals
& Awards

STIFF 2011
BEST DOCUMENTARY
Canada international FIlms Festival 2011
ROYAL REEL AWARDS
Brooklyn Film Festival 2011
SPIRIT AWARD
SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2011
OFFICIAL SELECTION
SAN FRANSISCO DOC FEST 2011
OFFICIAL SELECTION
LEEDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2011
OFFICIAL SELECTION
DURANGO INDEPENDANT FILM FESTIVAL 2011
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    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Social issues, First film
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 50 - + M$
    • Duration
    • 52 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Olivier HERMITANT, Stephan WASSMAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Olivier HERMITANT, Michael DIGREGORIO, Stephan WASSMANN
    • Producer(s)
    • Olivier HERMITANT (Route 07 Productions), Michael DIGREGORIO, Stephan WASSMANN
    • Synopsis

    • Bombarded day and night by U.S and British fighter pilots, the Chocolate Mountain Bombing range in California's low desert stands on the cutting edge of America's global war on terror. Marines and Navy Seals also train amidst the ashen craters on the eve of foreign deployments.

      But with each lull in the bombing and strafing shadowy groups of scrappers infiltrate this no-man's land in Mad Max-like trucks and dune buggies, to scrape together a desperate existence scavenging the impact areas.

      'Top grade' aluminum bomb fins, cluster bomb halves and piles of brass machine gun rounds that rain down from attack helicopters are the scrappers' spoils of war.

      If they can dodge local Sheriffs, MPs, and under-cover Homeland Security units on heightened alert, make it through the bombs and home in one piece, the load of recyclable metals they haul out might fund the next day's foray...straight back into the same kill zone.

      In a tense post 911 era, it took 5 years for directors, producers Olivier Hermitant and Stephan Wassmann and journalist co-producer Michael Digregorio to produced this explosive documentary
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