Joe Boots

// documentary, 2017 //

Under the impression of the 9/11 attacks Joe Boots, the film's protagonist, joined the military right out of high school. Shortly after, he was deployed to fight in Iraq. After returning to his hometown of Pittsburgh, he realized that his war experiences left him permanently changed. Joe tells the story of his slowly unraveling trauma and what it feels like to live with invisible wounds that others can hardly empathize with. The film seeks to illuminate the inner conflicts that veterans experience throughout their reintegration by following Joe’s individual struggle and life in Pittsburgh.

// festivals //

Winner of doxs! Award at Duisburger Filmwoche 2017

DOK Leipzig, International Competition 2017

TV premiere: nov 6th, 2017 on 3sat

// credits //

Director: Florian Baron

Dialog Editor: Nils Vogel

Sound Designer: Jana Irmert

Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Linus Nickl

produced by: Florian Baron, Machnitzky Filmproduktion