"I think we're in a stupid pointless war because a lot of politicians can't admit they're wrong or are making a lot of money from this war." This is one testimony from a US soldier in Iraq. Guardian photographer and filmmaker Sean Smith spent two months embedded with soldiers from the US 101st Airborne division in the Shia areas of Sadr City and Shula in Baghdad this summer. He's produced an extraordinary film, documenting the day-to-day life of US soldiers during the troop "surge", and the Iraqis they work with and encounter.
Shown in the UK on BBC2 Newsnight at 10.30pm London time today (10 September 2008).
You can watch this exclusive report on the BBC website (around 25 minutes into the program).
Video can be found online at the Newsnight homepage here: