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"We don't have time to get scared, everything happens in a few seconds.

"The sight lights up just in front of the windshield, everything is ready for the computer to do its work.
"It's the computer that has the last word." -Paul Virillio

About 2,000 troops from the US led military coalition were engaged in close in combat on March 4, 2002 with small pockets of suspected al Qaeda and Taliban fighters in the rugged terrain of northeastern Afghanistan as part of an operation called Operation Acaconda.... The footage in the piece is filmed and audio taped from a US gunship helicopter that was part of this mission.

"Anaconda Targets , a documentation tape of aerial bombings by the American military in Afghanistan, depicts the devastating effect of smart bombs. Not often featured in media reports, the soldiers' voices form the soundtrack that accompanies these chilling images. The document has been appropriated by filmmaker Dominic Angerame as a critique of his government's military aggression." - Susan Oxtoby

Awards:

Big Muddy Film Festival, First Prize, 2005
Black Maria Film Festival, Director's Choice Award, 2005

Screenings:

Whitney Biennial, Anaconda Targets, March 1, 2006 thru May 2006
November 11-19, 2005, 23rd Torino Film Festival, Italy
Hartford Art School, 2005
College of Santa Fe, 2005
School Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2005
Andy Warhol Museum, 2005
University of Illinois, Chicago, 2005
Recontres Internationales PARIS/BERLIN, Paris 2005
Los Angeles Film Forum, 2005
Ninth Jihlava IDFF, Czech Republic, 2005
Exis 2005 Experimental Film and Video Festival, Seoul, Korea 2005
Australian Center for the Moving Image, Melbourne Australia, 2005
Austin Film Society, Alamo Drafthouse, Austin Texas, 2005
Bunker Hill Festival, Italy, 2005
DMZ 2005, Soeul Korea, 2005
Seul Net & Film Festival, South Korea,2005
11th Sarajevo Film Festival, Croatia, 2005
VII FESTIVAL IBEROAMERICANO DE CINE DE SANTA CRUZ - BOLIVIA, 2005
Festival International des Films de Montreal, Canada, 2005 Hong Kong International Film Festival, 2005

Director's Choice Award , Black Maria Film Festival, Jersey City, New Jersey, 2005

Australian Center for Moving Image, Canberra, Australia, 2005

Nashville Film Festival, Tennesee, 2005

Tiburon International Film Festival, California, 2005

First Place, Big Muddy Film Festival, Carbondale, Illinois, 2005

Electronic Media Arts Festival, Osnabruck, Germany, 2005

Black and White Festival, Porto, Portugal, 2005

Athens International Film Festival, Athens, Greece, 2005

Fear No Film Festival, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005

Empire Film Festival, Albany, New York, 2005

Cracow Film Festival, Poland, 2005

Splitz Film Festival, Croatia, 2005

San Francisco Cinematheque, 2005

Rotterdam International Film Festival, The Netherlands, 2004

Toronto International Film Festival, 2004 (description)

Onion City Film Festival, Chicago 2004

New York Film Festival, 2004

Vienalle, Vienna 2004 (description)

Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, California 2004 (description)

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