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 career military physicians, the film also traces the remarkable journey of 21-year-old Army Specialist Crystal Davis as she travels from Iraq to Germany to Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C., while attempting to spring back into action after losing a leg. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


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  • 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.

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

    Mar 19, 2008
  • will prove deeply moving to audience members of any political persuasion.

    Mar 18, 2008
  • 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.

    Mar 13, 2008
  • 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.

    Mar 7, 2008 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The result isn't pro-war, just pro cleaning up the mess, one amputee at a time.

    Mar 7, 2008 | Rating: 3/6

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