Truly Indie Films
Military personnel rush a wounded soldier to surgery.
Military personnel rush a wounded soldier to surgery. Truly Indie Films
- Director: Terry Sanders
- Genre: Documentary
- Running Time: 89 minutes
Director Terry Sanders examines the largely unsung role of doctors and nurses in Iraq, who labor mightily to save lives and limbs against fearsome odds.
The documentary began as a profile of the Uniformed Services University, which graduates about a quarter of all the active-duty physicians in the armed services, but which is frequently targeted by budget-cutters in Congress. But Sanders soon saw there was a larger story to tell, and he followed graduates into the war zone.
The film that's emerged is admirably restrained — it doesn't editorialize at all — but it's hard to watch 19-year-olds having limbs amputated without thinking about the politics of war.