Fighting for Life (2008)

Fighting for Life



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Filmmaker Terry Sanders is offered unprecedented access to combat support hospitals in Iraq, medevac flights, and military hospitals both in Germany and the United States for this documentary portrait of the American military medicine system. In addition to interweaving stories about American military medical workers forced to work against the chaotic backdrop of the Iraq War, the wounded soldiers whose lives have been forever changed in combat, and the USU medical students who strive to become … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Special Interest
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Written By: Terry Sanders, Christine Z. Wiser
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All Critics (20) | Top Critics (10)

Fighting for Life puts courageous faces on men and women who might otherwise be anonymous statistics at a time when injured soldiers are rarely seen on TV.

Full Review… | March 21, 2008
Wall Street Journal
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Though in surer hands, the class's simulated mass-casualty situation, replete with ghoulish prosthetic wounds, might've been a masterpiece.

Full Review… | March 19, 2008
Village Voice
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will prove deeply moving to audience members of any political persuasion.

March 18, 2008
Hollywood Reporter
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Fighting for Life is essential viewing at a time when, five years on, the war's human cost is still too often mired in partisan rhetoric and administration spin.

Full Review… | March 13, 2008
Washington Post
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Shot in battlefield hospitals in Iraq and rehab centers in the United States, Fighting for Life takes an unflinching look at the physical sacrifices of soldiers and marines.

Full Review… | March 7, 2008
New York Times
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The result isn't pro-war, just pro cleaning up the mess, one amputee at a time.

Full Review… | March 7, 2008
Time Out
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