The World’s Most Dangerous Paper Route
This 60-minute documentary heralds the history, heritage and achievements of Stars and Stripes, the “hometown news” source for the American military. As its title suggests, the film illustrates the challenges – and rewards – that Stripes faces every day in producing a newspaper for hundreds of thousands of service members, their families and other DoD employees deployed around the world, and in delivering that paper to its readers, including those in dangerous war and contingency areas.
The film also explores how Stripes’ allegiance to independent news – uncensored by military command influence – has established a unique, trusting relationship between the paper and its readers that is like no other. Readers trust Stripes to tell the truth, even though it has the conflicting challenge of delivering First Amendment-protected news while part of the Department of Defense.
The film was produced by Vanilla Fire and Directed by award-winning filmmaker Matthew Hausle. At the 2019 Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema, Matthew Hausle received the Best Director Documentary award for his work on this film.
The film is available for sale on DVD at https://stripesstore.com.