Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq (2007)

alive day“My name is Jonathan Bartlett, I was 19 when I got hit in Iraq” – Jonathan Bartlett

Number of Times Seen – 1 (15 Mar 2015)

Brief Synopsis – Documentary about ten wounded US servicemen and their memories of the day they were wounded and how they now live their lives.

My Take on it – I came across this movie and truly had no idea what to expect at first.

After just a few moments I was completely blown away by the open and frank discussions between the vets and the interviewer James Gandolfini.

We are given such harrowing details about the circumstances that led to these soldiers getting wounded and we even get to see insurgency videos showing the actual events.

This is not an easy film to watch at all, but its so powerful that I still think more people need to experience it.

Im curious as to what has happened to these soldiers since this film was made almost a decade ago.

The numbers of wounded have risen so high since the war continues and I’d actually be scared to view

If anyone knows how to find out, let me know.

Bottom Line – Excellent and emotional documentary that tells the personal side of the war told by the wounded veterans themselves. Not an easy film to watch, but it truly is a must see. Highly recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The percentage of amputees returning home from Iraq is the highest since the Civil War

Rating – Oscar Worthy


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