War Is Not a Game

War Is Not a Game


                                War Is Not a Game
| 1 h 26 min
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In this feature documentary based on the experiences of eight soldiers at war on several continents, we learn about the rules of engagement on how wars are fought. Since the first Geneva Convention was signed in 1864, many international agreements aimed at regulating armed conflict have been made. Lode Desmet reveals the realities of battle through the people fighting. Some soliders feel like scapegoats, while others feel no qualms about war and simply follow orders. We are reminded that there are still eighty-three countries in the world that do not recognize the International Criminal Court at The Hague. By juxtaposing testimony on a planetary scale with war archives, film clips and video games, we examine our attitudes about war and consider what is revealed about human nature.

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Credits
  • witness
    Alexandre Vinogradov
    Ramesh Kumar Gurung
    Jaina Donberg
    Jennifer Ureke
    Brie Wilson
    Shannon Lippert
    Juan Carlos Alvarado
  • research
    An Baccaert
  • witness
    Yehuda Shaul
  • researcher
    Gili Nadav
  • witness
    Pascal Lacoste
  • researcher
    Tom Puchniak
  • witness
    Benjamin Ferencz
    Vassia Akimana
  • researcher
    Nicole Kivuto
  • director
    Lode Desmet
  • script
    Lode Desmet
  • narration
    Lode Desmet
  • voice
    Leni Parker
  • camera
    Philippe Lavalette
    Hans De Bauw
  • sound
    Cédric Mariotti
    Arnaud Derimay
    Martin Desranleau
    Yannick Dox
  • editing
    Anne-Laure Guégan
    Linda Ibbari
  • sound editing
    Pascale Schaer
    Sabrina Calmels
  • original music
    Serge Laforest
    Martin Rouillard
  • witness
    Dmitrii Gladkii
  • researcher
    Julie Elkner
  • mixing
    Luc Thériault
    Alexandre Wang-Legentil
    Johan Chacon
    Dominic Cabana
  • sound effects
    Philippe Ralet
  • producer
    Line Richard
    David Rihs
  • creative producer
    Michel Ouellette
  • producer
    Kathleen de Béthune
    Helena Van Dantzig
    Stéphanie Murphy