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Body of War

Directed by Phil Donahue, Ellen Spiro
United States, 2007


Iraq War vet Tomas Young returns from duty with a severed spine and post-traumatic stress disorder. As Young reflects on his experiences in combat and the high price he paid for going to fight in the Middle East, he begins to question the validity of the war in Iraq and the value of war in general.

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Body of War Directed by Phil Donahue, Ellen Spiro

Awards & Festivals

Toronto International Film Festival

2007 | 3rd place: People's Choice Award

National Board of Review

2007 | Winner: Best Documentary

What are people saying?

  • mpho3's rating of the film Body of War

    The message comes through and as a testament to Tomas Young's life, it suffices because it has to, but I found this to be a poorly made film given the big name producer and directors. I'd gladly have traded the monotonous congressional roll call votes and Eddy Vedder's cloying songs for more about who Young was before 9/11, the family dynamic w/ the stepfather who continued to support Bush, and the enlisted brother.