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  • An American soldier attempts to stop his fellow soldiers from committing murder.

    An American soldier attempts to stop his fellow soldiers from committing murder.

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  • Adam Winfield is seen with his parents during a meeting with the family's defense attorney at Ft Lewis.

    Adam Winfield is seen with his parents during a meeting with the family's defense attorney at Ft Lewis.

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  • Adam Winfield at Ft Lewis, Washington after being sentenced.

    Adam Winfield at Ft Lewis, Washington after being sentenced.

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  • Corporal Jeremy Morlock is seen at Ft Lewis, Washington.

    Corporal Jeremy Morlock is seen at Ft Lewis, Washington.

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  • Adam Winfield is seen in a courtroom at Ft Lewis, Washington shortly before his court martial.

    Adam Winfield is seen in a courtroom at Ft Lewis, Washington shortly before his court martial.

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  • Adam Winfield (left) and Director Dan Krauss (right) are seen in Cape Coral, Fl after Adam's release from prison.

    Adam Winfield (left) and Director Dan Krauss (right) are seen in Cape Coral, Fl after Adam's release from prison.

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The Film

The Kill Team goes behind closed doors to tell the harrowing story of Specialist Adam Winfield, a 21-year-old infantryman in Afghanistan who — with the help of his father Chris — attempted to alert the military to heinous war crimes being committed by his platoon. Tragically, his father's pleas for help went unheeded. Once Adam’s fellow soldiers got wind of what he'd done, they threatened to silence him — permanently.

Forced to choose between his conscience and his own survival, Spc. Winfield found himself drawn into a moral abyss, faced with a split-second decision that would change his life forever. With extraordinary access to the key individuals involved in the case including Adam, his parents, his not-always-reassuring defense attorney, and his startlingly forthright compatriots, The Kill Team is an intimate look at the personal stories often lost inside larger coverage of what became the longest war in U.S. history.

The film weaves together two parallel storylines, past and present, chronicling Winfield’s unfolding legal story alongside the increasingly devastating recounting of the horrors that took place back in Afghanistan. Speaking with candor and articulateness, Adam and his fellow soldiers describe the weighty psychological quagmires they became stuck in, each embodying the hazy morality of war, where the choices are often clear, but the best decisions seldom are.

The Filmmakers

  1. Dan KraussProducer/Director
  2. Linda DavisProducer