About the Film
Filmmaker Michael Tucker, who lived with the 2/3 Field Artillery (a.k.a. The Gunners) for two months in Baghdad, captures the lives and humanity of these soldiers whose barracks are the bombed-out pleasure palace of Uday Hussein (nicknamed Gunner Palace). Tucker’s insider footage provides a rare look at the day-to-day lives of these soldiers on the ground, enduring roadside bombs, mortar attacks, RPGs and snipers. Gunner Palace reveals the complex realities of the situation in Iraq not seen on the nightly news through the sometimes disturbing, sometimes amusing, and always fascinating lives of the soldiers.