Human terrain [videorecording] / UDRIS Film and OXYOPIA Productions present a film by Udris/Der Derian/Udris ; Global Media Project ; produced, written, and directed by David Udris/James Der Derian/Michael Udris
- Additional Titles:
- Subtitle on disc surface and container: War becomes academic
- Oley, PA : Bullfrog Films, 
- Copyright Date:
- Physical Description:
- 1 videodisc (85 min) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
- Additional Creators:
- Udris, David
Der Derian, James
Santos, John Phillip
Udris Film (Firm)
Global Media Project
- Language Note:
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
- pt. 1. The culture of war -- pt. 2. War becomes academic -- pt. 3. Academic counterinsurgency -- pt. 4. Collateral damage -- pt. 5. Requiem.
- "Human Terrain' is two stories in one. The first exposes the U.S. effort to enlist the best and the brightest of American universities in a struggle for the hearts and minds of its enemies.... The other story is about a brilliant young scholar who leaves the university to join a Human Terrain team. After working as a humanitarian activist and winning a Marshall Scholarship to study at Oxford, Michael Bhatia returned to Brown University to conduct research on military cultural awareness. A year later, he left to embed as a Human Terrain member with the 82nd Airborne in Afghanistan. On May 7, 2008, en route to mediate an inter-tribal dispute, his Humvee hit a roadside bomb and Bhatia was killed along with two other soldiers. Asking what happens when war becomes academic and academics go to war, the two stories merge in tragedy."--Distributor website.
- Bhatia, Michael V., 1976-2008
- Counterinsurgency—United States
- Afghan War, 2001-—Military intelligence—United States
- Iraq War, 2003-2011—Military intelligence—United States
- Social sciences and state—United States
- Social sciences—Moral and ethical aspects
- Anthropological ethics
- Military ethics
- Political activists—United States
- Includes two versions of the film: the 85-minute version and the 57-minute version (also with bleeped option).
Special features: "Michael Bhatia Ticonderoga Road Trip" (11:49).
- Creation/Production Credits Note:
- Executive producer, James Der Derian ; associate producers, Phillip Gara and Lindsay Richardson ; camera/editing, Michael and David Udris ; narrator, John Philip Santos.
- Technical Details:
- DVD, NTSC; widescreen.
- Greater Allegheny copy includes public performance rights.
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