The Boys of Abu Ghraib
Based on a true story, this drama-thriller portrays the harsh experiences of a group of soldiers in Abu Ghraib, Iraq in 2003.
We’re Rebel One Pictures, a group of filmmakers who believe that a great story can truly make a difference in how one sees the world. With that mindset, our goal is to create captivating, entertaining, and thought-provoking films that reach beyond the scope of the theater and into people’s lives.
We’re very excited to present to you “The Boys of Abu Ghraib.” This is a unique and important story that we’re extremely passionate about. Based on the true events that occurred at Abu Ghraib in 2003, the film is about a group of young soldiers thrown into a hellish environment, with little but each other to help them cope with the challenges they face.
What is Abu Ghraib?
Abu Ghraib is a prison facility in Iraq that was used by Saddam Hussein to purge over 30,000 Iraqis during his reign. When the U.S. took control of the facility in 2003, remnants of his rule remained—bones sticking out of the ground, murals of him adorning the walls, blood-splattered stains on the floors. As a soldier at Abu Ghriab, you slept in prison cells next to hanging chambers and crematoriums, you worked in relentless 120-degree heat, you had nowhere to shower, only a water bottle to wash with. Worst of all -- soldiers were constantly bombarded by insurgent mortar attacks. These randomly aimed explosive devices were lobbed over the compound walls from hundreds of yards away, day in and day out, making sudden and random death a daily reality for every soldier at Abu Ghraib.
Our goal is to provide the selfless soldiers of our country with a film that they can point to as “their story,” something to bridge the gap between what civilians have heard about the war and what it was really like for those who lived it.
Telling the Story
This film demonstrates how a deplorable environment can drive a person with good intentions to the breaking point. The story is told from the soldier’s point of view, focusing on the psychological, rather than the political aspects of war.
How You Can Help
Authenticity is one of the most important things to achieve in any film that is based upon true events, but for a war film, it’s even more crucial. In order for this film to stand the test of the soldiers who actually lived it, every detail has to be accurate and up to their standards.
By donating to our production, you will help ensure that this film achieves the high standard of authenticity it needs. Your dollar will go directly to the rental of military vehicles (Humvees and M35’s), military wardrobe (fatigues, boots, flak vests, etc.), military equipment (weapons, armor, etc), and the special effects sequences (gunshots, explosions).
We want you to know that every dollar you donate will be accepted with the utmost appreciation and go a long way to helping us achieve our goals. When we began this project, we decided as a team to sacrifice any salary we might normally make and devote those resources to making this film the best it could be. As a result, none of the filmmakers are receiving any salary for the one-to-two year’s worth of work that we have embarked on. That is how badly we want this film to make a difference in people’s lives. We hope that you will join us in this journey.
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To take a look at our first feature film, entitled “Listen to Your Heart,” visit the following link: listentoyourheartfilm.com. This love story between a hearing-impaired girl and a young man battling cancer was enthusiastically received by audiences across the country, winning 11 festival awards for Best Picture and Audience Choice.
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