Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq (DVD)
Three-time Emmy winning actor James Gandolfini serves as Executive Producer of Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq, a documentary which looks at the physical and emotional cost of war through soldiers' memories of their "alive day," the day they narrowly escaped death in Iraq. In a war that has left more than 25,000 wounded, Alive Day Memories looks at this new generation of veterans. For the first time in history, 90% of the wounded survive their injuries, but a greater percentage of these men and women are returning with amputations, traumatic brain injuries and severe post-traumatic stress. In Alive Day Memories, Gandolfini interviews ten soldiers who reveal their feelings on their future, their severe disabilities and their devotion to America.
Both tragic and profoundly uplifting, Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq
is a series of interviews with ten Iraq war veterans who have lost limbs, been blinded, been brain-damaged, or suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. This documentary is only an hour long, but in that hour it unveils a range of emotion that a four-hour fictional movie could only begin to explore. The interviews, conducted by James Gandolfini (The Sopranos
), capture these soldiers' resolve, their humor, their regrets, their passion for life, and much, much more. In addition, video footage taken by soldiers (and some released by insurgent forces) reveals the terrifying unpredictability of combat. Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq
is scrupulously nonpartisan; at no moment are there comments either for or against the war in Iraq. What this documentary does--and why it should be seen--is make the war, and its cost, undeniably real. Anyone who watches First Lt. Dawn Halfaker wonder if she will ever have children, and if they will love her as a full person if she does, will never forget it. This is an important document; you may hesitate to watch it, but after you have, you will be grateful you did. These are amazing human beings, whose voices you haven't heard and you need to. --Bret Fetzer