Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Body of War
Today I happened upon an interview with Phil Donahue (yes, Phil Donahue, who is still very alive and well and kickin' it on a park bench in Westport...) The Q&A focused on Donahue's upcoming film called "Body of War." (Eddie Vedder supplies the tunes in the doc.)
I've seen Tomas Young in a documentary on PBS before, a young man who was shot and paralyzed from the chest down while on duty in Iraq, but there was something about this trailer that just moved me so. We all see the numbers dead scrolling across the television screen. Yet one look at this young man's face, and you realize the idealism, bravery, and tenacity of those who have volunteered to enlist out of want to do the 'right thing;' and the utter tragedy of a war that has proven to be anything but winnable.
We shouldn't be holding hearings, we shouldn't be discussing budgets,
we should all be shouting. At the top of our lungs. It's madness.
Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues
No word on a "Body of War" release date from what I can see.