Obit: Garrett Scott, Documentarian, 37

Garrett Scott’s most recent film Occupation: Dreamland is about the lives of army personnel fighting in Fallujah, Iraq. It is slated to air on the Sundance Channel next month.
In 2002, his first film, Cul de Sac: A Suburban War Story (VHS 7270), was released. This unusual film starts with the news story of Shawn Nelson, who emerged from a mineshaft dug in his backyard to seize a 60 ton tank and rampage through the streets of his San Diego neighborhood. This story segues to the larger story of a defense-industry boomtown, which flourished for decades but eventually declined leaving a desperate suburban wasteland in its wake.
Mr. Garrett suffered cardiac arrest while swimming in his local community pool in Coronado, California.


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