This intimate documentary is the transformational story of Tomas Young, a 25-year-old Iraq War veteran who was paralyzed from a bullet to the spine after serving less than a week. BODY OF WAR is his coming home story as he evolves into a new person, dealing with his disability and discovering his own unique and passionate perspective on the war. Yhe film was produced and directed by Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro and features two new original songs by Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam. The opening night event will include FREE admission for US veterans and a post-screening panel discussion featuring Retired Army Major Phillip Estes, Deb Regal Coller from Military Families Speak Out, Lila Lipscomb of the film Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bob Krzewinski of Veterans for Peace. The opening night is presented by Michigan Peaceworks, in coordination with Military Families Speak Out, Veterans for Peace and the Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice. Movie goers are asked to bring items to be donated to the Ann Arbor Veterans Administration such as shampoo, razors, soap, lotion, men’s socks, t-shirts, boxers and briefs of all sizes. Regular movie prices apply throughout the run.
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Added by ICPJ on June 12, 2008