The Hornet's Nest | 2014
Extraordinary real footage is used to tell the story of an elite group of U.S. troops sent on a dangerous mission deep inside one of Afghanistan's most hostile valleys. The film culminates with what was planned as a single day strike turning into nine intense days of harrowing combat against an invisible, hostile enemy in the country's complex terrain where no foreign troops have dared to go before. Two embedded journalists, Mike Boettcher and his son Carlos, bravely followed the troops through the fiercest battlegrounds of the conflict. What resulted is an intensely raw film experience that provides a deeply emotional and authentic view of the heroism.