Body of War

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Q&A w/ directors Ellen Spiro & Phil Donahue!

BODY OF WAR is an intimate and transformational feature documentary about the true face of war today. Meet Tomas Young, 25 years old, paralyzed from a bullet to his spine – wounded after serving in Iraq for less than a week.

BODY OF WAR is Tomas’ coming home story as he evolves into a new person, coming to terms with his disability and finding his own unique and passionate voice against the war. The film is produced and directed by Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro, and features two original songs by Eddie Vedder. Body of War is a naked and honest portrayal of what it’s like inside the body, heart and soul of this extraordinary and heroic young man.

Winner of Best Documentary (National Board of Review), Audience Award (Hamptons International Film Festival), and short-listed for the Oscar.

Young died at the age of 34 in November 2014.

  • Country USA
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 80 minutes
  • Director Ellen Spiro & Phil Donahue

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