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1 hr. 29 min.

Plot Summary
In this documentary, filmmaker Terry Sanders examines from three different angles the lives of American soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. The film begins by tracing the journey home for wounded soldiers, from battlefield medics to American military hospitals in Germany to Washington D.C.'s Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The focus then shifts to the doctors who care for wounded soldiers, and finally to medical students training for military service.


Director: Terry Sanders

Genres: Documentary

Fighting for Life (2008)

Release Date: March 7th, 2008|1 hr. 29 min.

critic reviews (7)
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  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    These young men and women aren't in it for the money, or the glory; they only want to save lives and heal wounds. That's another kind of glory. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    There are some heartbreaking moments here, from the reactions of recent amputees to the tearful doctors and nurses trying hard to remain professional. And there is no question that Sanders has discovered a worthy subject. He just hasn't found the right way to approach it. show more

  • 63
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    The doctors and nurses who care for America's wounded troops on the battlefield and in hospitals get their due in Fighting for Life. show more

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