Wednesday, September 19, 2007

"Alive Day"

"From Executive Producer James Gandolfini: Alive Day Memories - Home From Iraq"

If you have HBO you really have to watch this new documentary (If you don't...why?!).

James Gandolfini, of Soprano/True Romance fame, is the executive producer and on-camera interviewer of ten OIF veterans that survived hostile attacks while serving in Iraq. The film is sad, moving and most of all inspiring...but thankfully, never political.

From HBO's site: "Gandolfini, who has visited the troops in Iraq on behalf of the USO, serves as executive producer. In ALIVE DAY MEMORIES he interviews ten soldiers who reveal their feelings on their future, their severe disabilities and their devotion to America. Their first-person stories are augmented by harrowing footage from the war-torn streets of Iraq, and from embedded cameras in the vehicles of the soldiers, which was shot when they were injured, as well as disturbing video of IED (Improvised Explosive Device) bombings released by insurgents, and soldiers' personal home videos and photographs." (source)

25,000 Soldiers and Marines have been wounded in this war...this is a small glimpse at their new reality. I HIGHLY recommend seeing this.

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