An unflinching one-hour documentary that gives witness to the physical and emotional casualties of the war in Iraq
Documentary filmmakers John Alpert and Matthew O’Neill were embedded with the 86th Combat Support Hospital gaining unprecedented access to this primary medical care facility in Iraq for two months. Without narration, the film gives viewers a look at the culture of a war hospital, injured soldiers, the medics, nurses, doctors and pastoral counselors who care for all kinds of war injuries to Americans and Iraqis. The result is a program about heroism in war that is both gruesome and riveting.
Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill, directors; Sara Bernstein, supervising producer; Joseph Feury, Jon Alpert, Matthew O’Neill, producers; Patrick McMahon and Carrie Goldman, editors; Sheila Nevins and Lee Grant, executive producers.