Specialist Adam Winfield was a 21—year—old infantryman in Afghanistan when he attempted, with the help of his father, to alert the military to heinous war crimes his platoon was committing. But Winfield's pleas went unheeded. Left on his own, thousands of miles from his family, and with members of his platoon threatening his life, Specialist Winfield was drawn into the moral abyss, forced to make a split—second decision that would change his life forever and result in the death of an innocent Afghani man.
With extraordinary access to the key individuals involved in the case—including Specialist Winfield, his passionately supportive parents, and Winfield's startlingly candid compatriots—THE KILL TEAM is equal parts infuriating and illuminating, a searing look at what can happen when the psychological burdens and intense camaraderie of the battlefield are left unchecked by sound moral leadership.
“Hits all the right buttons: political injustice, moral outrage, and emotional catharsis.”—Indiewire
“A true-life horror story...many will regard this chilling war-is-hell expose as must-see viewing.”—Variety
“A blood-boiling documentary...Kill Team suggests something even more terrible than the three murders it describes explicitly.”—The Hollywood Reporter
“Masterfully edited...a jaw-dropping account of overseas deployment.”—The Washington Post
WINNER Best Documentary, TRIBECA
Official Selection HOTDOCS
Official Selection, AFI Film Festival
Official Selection, BFI LONDON Film Festival