A groundbreaking film giving viewers an inside look at warUPDATED 7:24 AM HST May 13, 2014Video Transcript
The Hornet's Nest is a documentary that was shot entirely in Afghanistan by veteran journalist Mike Boettcher and his son Carlos... Who spent two years embedded in the war zone. It's the only film to be endorsed by the U-S-O... And it's about to make its Hawaii premiere. Joining me this morning is the film's director David Salzberg. The film opens in local theatres May 23rd. THE HORNET'S NEST is a groundbreaking, immersive film using 100 percent front-line footage shot in Afghanistan by veteran journalist Mike Boettcher and his son Carlos. The Boettcher's spent almost two years embedded in Afghanistan, where they rekindled their relationship under the most harrowing of circumstances. Mike and Carlos Boettcher are the only father and son to ever win an Emmy for the same news story, in this case for their coverage of Strong Eagle 3, one of the most intense battles of the troop surge in Afghanistan. Armed only with their cameras, Peabody and Emmy Award-winngonflict urnalist Mike ettcher, and his son, rlos, provide urecedented access into e longest war in U.S. history.