Q&A with Phil Donahue
Former talk show host Phil Donahue talked about his documentary Body of War as many video clips were shown. Mr. Donahue was the… read more
Former talk show host Phil Donahue talked about his documentary Body of War as many video clips were shown. Mr. Donahue was the co-director and executive producer of the documentary about a young man named Tomas Young who, following September 11, 2001, enlisted in the military. In Iraq March 2004 he was shot and paralyzed from the chest down. The documentary tells the story of his physical rehabilitation and his decision to actively protest the war in Iraq. Mr. Donahue talked about how he got involved in this project in order to show the realties of war and what happens when soldiers return home. The documentary, which took three years to produce, was shot by one woman with a hand held camera. Mr. Donahue talked about the editing process and the hours that he spent selecting clips of the 2002 Senate debate on the resolution to go into Iraq that are woven into the film.
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