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Netflix’s ‘Five Came Back’ Deals with Issues of War, Art and Truth

"'Five Came Back' is full of fascinating side stories that, taken together, end up making it about more than just its main subject. It's not merely about World War II; it's also about service, racism, stereotyping, war reporting, and truth. And ultimately, it's about the power of popular art to take a nation’s temperature – and perhaps to shift it a few degrees."

Netflix’s new three-part documentary

Five Came Back

tells the story of five legendary Hollywood directors–

John Ford, John Huston, Frank Capra, William Wyler, and George Stevens–who went to the frontlines of World War II to film documentaries, newsreel footage, propaganda pieces and more.

As Flavorwire writes, “

Five Came Back

is full of fascinating side stories that, taken together, end up making it about more than just its main subject. It’s not merely about World War II; it’s also about service, racism, stereotyping, war reporting, and truth. And ultimately, it’s about the power of popular art to take a nation’s temperature – and perhaps to shift it a few degrees.”

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