Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack to Only the Dead Only See The End Of War, directed by Academy Award®-winning documentarian Bill Guttentag and journalist Michael Ware. The album features the film’s original score by Michael Yezerski (The Devil’s Candy, Drift). AACTA Award-nominated Only The Dead Only See The End Of War score will be released on April 15. Stay tuned for more soundtrack details.
His footage heightens — perhaps even changes — the language of the war documentary. – Los Angeles Times
HBO Documentary Films presents ONLY THE DEAD SEE THE END OF WAR which debuted on HBO on March 28th. The documentary will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO and HBO On Demand.
HBO Documentary Films ONLY THE DEAD SEE THE END OF WAR is war correspondent Michael Ware’s searing account of witnessing the birth of ISIS, and one of the most shocking war documentaries to come out of Iraq. Ware arrived in Baghdad in 2003 as a novice reporter on a three-week assignment to cover the invasion of Iraq. He left seven years later, having gained unprecedented access to the Iraqi insurgency and American troops, as well as a myriad of demons – the after-effects of witnessing seemingly endless, horrific violence.
Examining the Iraq War and its moral consequences through the story of the rise and fall of jihadi terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the founder of Al Qaeda in Iraq and the progenitor of ISIS, ONLY THE DEAD SEE THE END OF WAR is a harrowing and graphic account from both sides of the war zone, as well as an illuminating window into the origins of a modern terrorist organization. Directed by two-time Oscar® winner Bill Guttentag in collaboration with Michael Ware, the documentary debuted just days after the 13th anniversary of the Iraq invasion on HBO. ONLY THE DEAD SEE THE END OF WAR is told through visceral hand-held video footage culled from hundreds of hours that journalist Michael Ware shot while reporting over the course of the war. This unique, on-the-ground view is combined with eye-opening narration for a frank, unsparing look at the Iraq War unlike any before.