Diary of a Disgraced Soldier

  • 9 10
  • 2009
  • 68min
Diary of a Disgraced Soldier
  • English

After the leak of a video recorded by him showing American soldiers beating young Iraqis during the war, soldier Martin Webster seeks redemption through forgiveness and art.

Diary of a Disgraced Soldier
  • English
Awards

AWARDS: Winner. Cornish Film Festival

Diary Of A Disgraced Soldier. Redemption after Iraq

In Iraq 2003, Corporal Martin Webster filmed fellow soldiers beating Iraqi youths during rioting in Al Amara. Two years later, a British newspaper obtained his footage. 

The story that ran led to outrage across the world. In March 2007, he approached three filmmakers. 

This is his film, telling his story as he seeks to make sense of his shame and anger: he visits fellow soldiers involved in the incident and takes to expressing himself through painting, music and poetry.

Chris Rowe
Chris Rowe Director
Rich Atkinson
Rich Atkinson Director
Neil Cole
Neil Cole Director