Hot Docs Title ‘You Are Not a Soldier’ Delves into the Horrors of War (Exclusive)

Hot Docs Title ‘You Are Not a Soldier’ Delves into the Horrors of War (Exclusive)
Elo Company’s “You Are Not a Soldier,” which had its world premiere this week in Hot Docs’ Systems Down sidebar, is not just an ode to survival. It is also about coping with grief, about parenthood and the horrors of war. For Brazilian docu filmmaker, Maria Carolina Telles, it was by delving into war photojournalist Andre Liohn’s forays into the frontlines of the wars in Libya and Iraq that she sought to find answers to her late father’s obsession with war. Variety has been given access to an exclusive clip from the film.

Telles’ father, a first lieutenant in Brazil’s expeditionary forces, had been frustrated because World War II ended before he could join the allies in the battlefield. “I couldn’t understand why, being a woman, why he wanted to be in a war zone,” she says.

“During his last days, which was a very intense period,
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