ANU military law expert to join Q&A session on award-winning war documentary

Adam Winfield (centre) with his parents, Chris (left) and Emma (right). (Photo by Dan Krauss)

Co-Director of the ANU College of Law’s Centre for Military and Security Law, Associate Professor David Letts, will join psychologist Dr Dirk Van Rooy in a Q&A session about the award-winning documentary, The Kill Team on Friday 1 August at 8.30pm.

The Q&A session, which follows an advance screening of The Kill Team, will take place at Palace Electric Cinemas, Canberra, as part of the Stronger than Fiction Documentary Film Festival.

Directed by Dan Krauss, The Kill Team is an award-winning documentary on the devastating examination of the hazy morality of war. Taking the viewer inside a story that was largely impenetrable to the media, The Kill Team tells the story of Specialist Adam Winfield, a young soldier in Afghanistan who attempted to alert the military to horrific atrocities being committed by his fellow US soldiers, and then himself became a target of one of the largest war crimes investigations in US history. Described by critics as “stunning” (New York Magazine), “must see viewing” (Variety) and “an early contender for the best documentary of the year” (Big Picture), The Kill Team raises a complex set of issues and moral choices – many with devastating results – reminding the viewer that in war, decisions are almost never based on absolute right or wrong choices, but rather on competing moral priorities. 

For more information, visit the Stronger than Fiction Documentary film festival website.

Photo by Dan Krauss.

Associate Professor David Letts AM CSM

Associate Professor, Director - Military Law Program

Updated:  10 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  College General Manager, ANU College of Law/Page Contact:  Law Marketing Team