SHORT FILMS 39: A.I.P.S

The American Infantry Preservation Society is a 'living history' (or re-enactment) group who recreate the experience of the Vietnam war in a private wood in south east England. What makes Adam Smith's documentary different is the techniques he brings from his background as a creator of concert visuals for bands including U2 and the Chemical Brothers. Mingled stocks (16mm, Super-8 and DV) give a very different feel to the footage. Smith is very even-handed and the group's members come across as surprisingly sensitive and well-adjusted.

Production company: Bermuda Shorts

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Writer: Chlora Films

Director: Adam Smith;Chlora Films

Producer: Sam Pattison

Director of Photography: Paul Nash

Post-production company: Bermuda Shorts

Editor: Seb Duthy

Music: Ian Simmonds

Sound Design: Mike Narduzzo; De Lane Lea