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The Young Marines has existed for over 50 years, but few are aware of this taxpayer-funded military camp for adolescents and teens. The Recruits puts this Department of Defense supported organization under the microscope, and investigates its operation as well as its effects on the children enrolled in the program. The film also goes well beyond The Young Marines to explore American culture's infatuation with the military and the consequences of a country desensitized to war. Comprised of stories and testimonies from program organizers, participants, and career marines alike, The Recruits is a surprising and engrossing exploration of the military's role in raising our children.


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