A Forgotten War

Where were you?

Where was I during the summer of 2008?  I have no idea, but my best guess would be sitting in my comfortable living room watching the Olympics on TV.  The people of Georgia (the country, not the state) were not so lucky.  They were busy having a war.

The amazing thing about the world we live in today is that there is news and information everywhere, yet events like an entire war can still pass us by without a blink.  Chalk it up to a press and governments willing to pander to the Russian aggressors, our own apathy or just too much information but the truth is that people were dying and nobody cared.

Renny Harlin set out to remedy that in the film 5 Days of War, documenting the Georgian version of the events of the summer of 2008.  Lots of action, sympathetic characters and beautiful cinematography help him tell the story, which will be coming out on DVD on November 29th.  You can read my full review here.

I love movies – they can be anything.  Light, funny, dramatic, romantic or a way to document parts of history that might otherwise be buried forever.  Well played, Mr. Harlin, well played.

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