Uncle Sam Wants You!

89 minutes

UNCLE SAM WANTS YOU! is a funny and poignant cinema verite look at how and why young people volunteer for the US Marine Corps, the most elite branch of the US military. The Marines need to enlist 40,000 young men and women every year to keep their fighting forces at full strength. Shot in the summer and autumn of 2002 (after the invasion of Afghanistan but before the war in Iraq), this is the story of how the modern military sells soldiering to today's kids who will become tomorrow's fighters.