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Deborah Scranton gave soldiers video cameras and told them to shoot what they saw in Iraq. The resulting documentary, The War Tapes, is now blowing up back here at home.

'' The War Tapes   is my version of The Iliad   and The Odyssey ,'' director Deborah Scranton says. ''We're all flawed heroes on life's journey. And in the end, it's really a story about trying to come home.'' (Globe Staff Photo / Michele McDonald)
''The War Tapes  is my version of The Iliad   and The Odyssey,'' director Deborah Scranton says. ''We're all flawed heroes on life's journey. And in the end, it's really a story about trying to come home.'' (Globe Staff Photo / Michele McDonald)
By Bryant Urstadt
July 9, 2006

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Deborah Scranton's home in Goshen, New Hampshire, is a most unlikely place to make an award-winning war documentary. It's a big jumble of a farmhouse, with a red barn out back and two dogs racing around the lawn. It oozes history, largely because Scranton's family has been in Goshen (population 732) for nine generations, four of them in this house. ... (Full article: 1048 words)

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