Friday, November 7, 2008

Remember Veterans Day

Talk-show host Phil Donahue, a graduate of St. Edward High School in Lakewood, is the co-writer, director and producer of the documentary "Body of War,'' which the Sundance Channel will air at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, to recognize Veterans Day.

Winner of the National Board of Review award for best documentary, the film explores the experience of Iraq War veteran Tomas Young, whose spine was severed by a sniper's bullet within a week of arriving in Iraq. The injury left him paralyzed for life at age 25.

Written and directed in partnership with Ellen Spiro, Donahue's "Body of War'' features two original songs written and performed by Eddie Vedder. The documentary follows Young as he returns home to Missouri, marries in August 2005 and begins the next chapter of his life as an outspoken member of Iraq Veterans Against the War.

No comments:

Post a Comment

eXTReMe Tracker