Fighting for Life (2008)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Medicine, Military & War  |   Release Date - Mar 7, 2008 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Filmmaker Terry Sanders is offered unprecedented access to combat support hospitals in Iraq, medevac flights, and military hospitals both in Germany and the United States for this documentary portrait of the American military medicine system. In addition to interweaving stories about American military medical workers forced to work against the chaotic backdrop of the Iraq War, the wounded soldiers whose lives have been forever changed in combat, and the USU medical students who strive to become career military physicians, the film also traces the remarkable journey of 21-year-old Army Specialist Crystal Davis as she travels from Iraq to Germany to Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C., while attempting to spring back into action after losing a leg.

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doctor, Iraq, medicine, military, war