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Body of War

When You See Something Say Something: Tomas Young, and the Rest of Us

Carol Smaldino | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

As we get ready for Thanksgiving, I hope we feel fortunate to even be able to get and give help so we can move closer to the deeper freedom and readiness to know, which requires as much courages as any other kind of fight.

Remembering Iraq War Veteran Tomas Young

Karin Kamp | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Karin Kamp

We've just heard that Iraq war veteran Tomas Young, one of the first vets to publicly oppose the war, has died at the age of 34. Young was featured in Body of War, a documentary by Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro that was featured on Bill Moyers Journal in March 2008.

Anti-War Filmmaker Blasts Bush, Cheney For Lasting Pain Of Iraq

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

Media personality and anti-war filmmaker Phil Donahue continued to speak out on the Iraq War this week, telling Current that former President George B...

Emotional States of the Union

Carol Smaldino | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

We have become used to the congratulatory statements about ending a war, when the human stories continue, and what was done and has been done is still lodged within us.

How Recent Documentary Films May Have Paved the Way to Embrace the Figure of Barack Obama

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

To look at the escalating popularity of the documentary film is to enter an interesting, complicated, and collectively psychoanalytic exploration of the role of desire and dreams in a time of mass confusion.

My alternative Top 10

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When I assembled my 10-best films of the year, I did so with an eye on mainstream films. The year was so strong in that regard that it was still diffi...

Ron Kovic and Tomas Young

Ellen Spiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ellen Spiro

After the credits, Kovic wheeled to the front of the theatre and gave a spontaneous speech. It was one of those documentary moments that live forever.

My Conversation with Phil Donahue on Body of War

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

2008-04-24-donahue_tavis.jpgDonahue's new film tells the story of a U.S. soldier severely wounded in Iraq and the difficult journey he's navigated following the attack.

Phil Donahue-Backed Anti-War Film Debuts At Toronto Film Fest

Reuters Canada | Ka Yan Ng | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Sign up for the army, but know you could come home in a wheelchair. That was the hard lesson for Iraq war veteran Tomas Young, whose experience is det...