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'The Tillman Story'
As President Obama prepares to send 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, one of the most acclaimed documentarians around takes a look at one of the most well-publicized casualty in the Central Asian conflict. Amir Bar-Lev, the filmmaker who took on art and child-rearing in the 2007 stunner My Kid Could Paint That, examines the death of Pat Tillman, the Arizona Cardinals safety who enlisted in the Army and was later killed in Afghanistan. Originally categorized by the U.S. military as a hero who died in the line of battle, Tillman is slowly revealed by Bar-Lev to have been killed under far murkier friendly-fire circumstances. (In competition)