Oscilloscope moves in for “The Kill Team”

Distributor Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to Dan Krauss's Tribeca-winning documentary The Kill Team (pictured).
August 20, 2013

Distributor Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to Dan Krauss’s Tribeca-winning documentary The Kill Team (pictured).

The film, which had its world premiere at the festival, offers an insider’s perspective on the notorious Maywand District killings of 2010 in Afghanistan, with first-hand testimonies from “kill team” members Adam Winfield and Jeremy Morlock.

It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April and won the festival’s Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary. It also screened at Hot Docs, AFI Docs, and the San Francisco International Film Festival, where it also picked up a jury prize.

Oscilloscope will release the doc in 2014. In a statement, director Krauss said: “Oscilloscope is an amazing curator of films that grab you emotionally and then make you think. To have The Kill Team become a part of this tradition is an extraordinary honor.”

In a joint statement, Oscilloscope’s David Laub and Dan Berger added that the film “perfectly balances the political with the personal, and is one of the most honest, heartbreaking, and important documentaries we have ever seen.”

The film is produced by Linda Davis and exec produced by Julie Goldman and Deborah Hoffman.

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