Backpack Journalist Explores Iraq Aftermath

WASHINGTON, DC, 9 June 2011 — In this powerful, deeply personal film, Sam Slosberg examines the struggle of one man whose brother, a Marine Corps sergeant, returned from Iraq with multiple ailments that eventually claimed his life and forever changed the lives of his extended family. Sam was a participant in my 2-5 June 2011 Backpack Journalism Workshop in Washington, DC. A novice in this methodology and previously untested with the technology that makes it possible, Sam nevertheless turned in a superior film on his first time out. My most sincere congratulations to him and to the other participants in our Backpack Journalism Workshop. You can watch Sam’s film on YouTube and on Vimeo.

(Photo and video courtesy Sam Slosberg.)