Director Chris Smiley and Producer Mike Hanes, an Iraq War combat veteran, challenge the glorification of war and violence in our culture while exposing the propaganda of the Miramar military air show.
This air show is one of many outlets where war and violence is given a warm, inviting, and exciting aura. The utter horror and brutality is not understood by so many. Promoting a positive image of war and violence to people, especially children, is extremely dangerous.
There is absolutely nothing cool, exciting, or heroic about ripping limbs, burning flesh, or shredding the organs of another human being. We need the public to understand the horrific nature of war and violence to be able to stand firm and vigorously question calls for war.
Mike Hanes served in Iraq with the USMC, he is a member of VFP San Diego.