In 1917, while recovering from shell shock in a Scottish war hospital, Wilfred Owen wrote 'Dulce Et Decorum Est,' considered by many to be the pre-eminent poem of World War I. Owen was later returned to the front, only to be shot and killed on November 4, 1918 – one week before the end of the war.
Today, a century later, thousands of US and NATO troops serve out a second decade of combat in Afghanistan, with no end in sight. This single-take short film adapts Owen's classic poem to the circumstances of the modern day, and a situation of grief and torment all too many soldiers, families, and friends are once again familiar with.

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