War is Hell; why would anyone want to spend their weekends there?
IN COUNTRY is portrait of 2/5 1st Cav (R), a unique group of historical reenactors, many of them veterans of the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan, who are recreating the Vietnam War in the woods of Oregon.
Dressed from head to toe in Vietnam-era military gear, they sleep on the ground, eat canned rations, and carry real weapons loaded with blanks. During the days-long event, they push themselves to the edge physically and emotionally. It is through enduring the discomfort of carrying a loaded pack in the pouring rain or hacking through impenetrable brush that they attempt understand the experiences of soldiers in Vietnam.
IN COUNTRY is a character-driven feature documentary exploring what draws these men to recreate a war that so many have tried to forget.