"There was over 100 hours of footage, and we viewed and reviewed all of that first. Then we sat down and spent a lot of time discussing our own notions of war, the false, mystical, glorified view of war that I think dominates the culture. I think its extremely prevalent and sort of ingrained into young men, that there’s glory and adventure in war. The footage I had and the experiences I’ve had were nothing like that. It’s much more painful, there’s much more suffering and it’s much more brutal. So I wanted to be as honest as I could and try to find the material that fit a more realistic portrayal of what war was." - Danfung Dennis, director of 'Hell and Back Again'