zS6788 260x195 Severe Clear: War movies in the age of You Tube

It was inevitable with the advent of You Tube and low-cost miniature video cameras that a soldier would make a war documentary using his Mini-DV. Such is “Severe Clear,” an account of the 2003 assault on Baghdad and its aftermath by decorated former US Marine officer Mike Scotti.

The film has the advantage of providing a combatant’s eye-view. It has the disadvantage of being shot by a guy who has no future as a cameraman.