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Produced & Directed by Liberty Smith | 2009

The Things They Carried reveals the necessity of magical thinking in the military. The greater the degree of danger and the absence of certainty leads people to seek out sources of personal strength, whatever they might be, and though the use of good luck charms and rituals might seem superficial, they are anything but.

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WINNER: Annie Dodds Award for 'Best Documentary', Imperial War Museum Student Film Festival Official Selection: London Short Film Festival, Branchage International Film Festival