Phil Donahue's powerful war documentary

April 15, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
He's the director behind a powerful new documentary. Talk show legend, Phil Donahue, delves into the politics and pain in the Middle East in "Body of War."

About "Body of War":

Often compared to the classic films, Born on the Fourth of July and Coming Home, Body of War chronicles the story of Tomas Young, a 26-year-old veteran shot and paralyzed from the chest down after serving in Iraq for less than a week. As he deals with his disability, Tomas become a new person, finding his own passionate voice against the war. The film also captures the historic debate in the Congress in the fall of 2002 authorizing the war and celebrates those that stood up against the rush to invade. Co-directors and producers Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro have made a film that is poetic and political, achingly intimate and yet far-reaching in scope. Eddie Vedder contributes two powerful original songs that soar with the courageous veteran's soul and spirit.

The film was voted Best Documentary of the Year by the National Board of Review, nominated for Best Documentary by the Producers Guild of America, and received multiple audience awards and standing ovations at film festivals from Toronto to Palm Springs.

Body of War is in national theatrical release. In addition, a double-CD compilation, "Body of War: Songs that Inspired an Iraq War Veteran," will be released by Sire Records on March 18. Both the film and CD are coming out as the nation and the world focuses on the 5th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq on March 19-20.

To learn more about this documentary and to view the trailer, visit www.bodyofwar.com

See and hear Eddie Vedder debut B.O.W. songs at Lollapalooza at www.youtube.com/watch?v=KflGuJ7t8jk


Load Comments