Award of Merit – “Tango Down” (USA)

Title: Tango Down
Runtime: 20 min
Country: USA
Director: Roger S. Christiansen
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: September 30, 2019

Synopsis: Two Marines on a routine snatch-and-grab mission in Afghanistan encounter an unthinkable choice. As rounds and horror rain down, and with only seconds to spare, Samantha Salas (Julia Ling) and Russell Dorsett (Ryan Stuart) are forced to take immediate action that will forever shatter their unbreakable bonds of brotherhood reminding us all that there’s no such thing as the right choice in war. 

As they return home, the limits of truth and justice will be tested in a story only veterans can tell.