Body of War DVD
Body of War DVD
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Product Code: OD0887

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Paralyzed from the chest down after serving in Iraq for just one week,
25-year-old Tomas Young is forced to deal with the realities of war each and
every day. For Tomas, learning to cope with his disability meant finding his
voice to speak out against the war in Iraq.

Directed by Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro and set to the haunting vocals of Eddie
Vedder, the multi award-winning BODY OF WAR splits its time between Tomas’s
arduous daily reality in Kansas City, MO, and the legislative processes that led
up to the invasion of Iraq in 2002. Senatorial speeches and a running tally of
pro-war votes are interspliced with intimate footage of Tomas as he navigates
through the acute physical and emotional impacts of his injury. A testament to
the power of parallel images, the film adeptly juxtaposes the sanitized vantage
point of Washington with raw personal experience. In the end, this contrast
forces viewers to question the motives, methods, and ever-rising cost of the
conflict in Iraq.

A deeply moving and bracingly honest film, BODY OF WAR narrates a story that
must be heard—a story of courage, conviction, and resistance.

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