Alex Quade’s ‘Danger Close’: ‘We show the human beings behind the hardware’

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By Zachary Leeman

Alex Quade isn’t typically what comes to mind when one thinks of a modern-day journalist. Instead of a desk in an air-conditioned office building, she’s had to carry her tools in a rucksack across desert plains to keep up with Special Forces operators. Instead of a laptop and wifi hotspots, she’s carried a small video camera into war zones, and then shared her footage with the world.

Her new documentary, “Danger Close” — which premieres April 18 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and hits theaters on April 28 — shows some of that footage and tells the story of Quade’s experience as a war correspondent in the Middle East, embedded with Green Berets on the front lines.

“Alex Quade is the real deal. She’s spent more time with Special Forces operators in combat zones and back home after deployments than any other reporter. Alex knows them and their families, and is uniquely qualified to tell their intensely-lived, extraordinary stories,” says Major General Michael Repass (ret.), former commanding general of the U.S. Army Special Forces.

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