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2008 – Body of War: New Doc Tells the Story of a Paralyzed Iraq War Veteran Coming to Terms with Disability and Speaking Out Against War.

As the US occupation of Iraq enters its sixth year, we take a look at a new documentary that captures the struggles of one of the tens of thousands of US troops injured in the war. Body of War is directed by filmmaker Ellen Spiro and veteran broadcaster Phil Donahue. The film tells the story of Iraq war veteran Tomas Young. On April 4, 2004, his fifth day in Iraq, Young’s unit came under fire in Baghdad. He was left paralyzed, never to walk again. Released from medical care three months later, Young returned home to become an active member in Iraq Veterans Against the War. We play excerpts of Body of War and speak with Tomas Young and with filmmakers Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro.

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Dirty Wars: Jeremy Scahill & Rick Rowley’s New Film Exposes Hidden Truths of Covert U.S. Warfare (Full Film and Interview)

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Premiering this week at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, the new documentary, “Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield,” follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill to Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen as he chases down the hidden truths behind America’s expanding covert wars. We’re joined by Scahill and the film’s director, Rick Rowley, an independent journalist with Big Noise Films. “We’re looking right now at a reality that President Obama has essentially extended the very policies that many of his supporters once opposed under President Bush,” says Scahill, author of the bestseller “Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army,” and a forthcoming book named after his film. “One of the things that humbles both of us is [when] you arrive at a village in Afghanistan and knock on someone’s door, you’re the first American they’ve seen since the Americans that kicked that door in and killed half their family,” Rowley says. “We promised them that we would do everything we could to make their stories be heard in the U.S. — finally, we’re able to keep those promises.”

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Watch this interview uninterrupted: http://www.democracynow.org/2013/1/22/dirty_wars_jeremy_scahill_and_rick

 

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  • Les

    Counter productive propaganda that destroys counter insurgency measures and shows lack of understanding for how “wars” are carried out. Completely bias.

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  • Hey les maybe you can help me understand why there is war in the first place? Lack of understanding for how wars a carried out? Give me a break. Good one. Counter insurgency? What in the hell are you talking about les? I guess no matter what way you look at it. Bias or not. War is not good, and is not needed on the scale that we are witness to today. It’s to bad you are part of the problem instead of part of the solution les. :(

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  • danny

    Hey les Fuck You

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  • mysterioso

    Les is one of these guys who never served, watches war movies and plays Halo. Thinks war is cool.

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