Body of War (2007)

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  • Body of War: The True Story of an Anti-hero Alternative


War-themed documentary about Tomas Young, a former US soldier. Raised in Kansas City, Young enlisted in the Army full of patriotism two days after September 11, 2001. He hoped for a deployment to Afghanistan to fight those who attacked his country. Instead, he is sent to Iraq where he is shot and paralysed. The filmmakers follow twenty-six-year-old Young for a year as he undergoes an activist's education. He speaks with candour, humour and raw emotion, meeting war protester Cindy Sheehan near George W. Bush's Texas ranch, lobbying politicians in Washington and being interviewed by Mike Wallace on 60 Minutes.

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