Director: Phil Donahue, Ellen Spiro
Runtime: 88 minutes
TV Rating: TVPG
Framing a condemnation of America’s invasion of Iraq with the personal story of Tomas Young of Kansas City, filmmakers Ellen Spiro and Phil Donahue present an unforgettable and heartbreaking portrait of war’s legacy. Young, who enlisted immediately after September 11, 2001, was paralyzed from the chest down after being shot in Sadr City, Iraq. BODY OF WAR follows the 24-year-old as he copes with chronic pain, depression, incontinence and urinary infections – and Young’s political awakening as he emerges as a powerful voice against the war.