BODY OF WAR TO BE SCREENED IN BLOOMINGTON
"The Real War," a documentary film series about the current military occupations, debuts with the Bloomington screening of Body of War on at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, in the Monroe County Public Library auditorium.
Bluntly and intimately, Body of War scrutinizes the day-to-day life of a disabled veteran, Tomas Young, 25 years old, who was shot in Iraq, struggles to survive and speaks out publicly against the war. The camera follows him for a period of months, when he passes through several important milestones.
A 2007 film by Ellen Spiro and Phil Donahue, Body of War won the National Board of Review's Best Documentary Award.
Critics from across the political spectrum have raved about Body of War, including the Washington Post, Fox News, the San Francisco Chronicle, the New York Times and many others. The Washington Post called the film "powerful." The New York Times said it was "impossible not to like." Time magazine called it a "superb documentary . . . almost unbearably moving . . . ." The Washington Post said "don't miss [the film]." The Boston Phoenix called it "stirring and poetic, " and CBS News called it "unforgettable."Fox News called it "riveting." The Kansas City Star said it was "deeply compelling." The Village Voice called the film "deeply affecting."
The next film in the series will be Rethink Afghanistan, to be screened on Wednesday, October 21. Occupation 101 will follow on Wednesday, November 19.
"The Real War" film series is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Bloomington Peace Action Coalition.