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Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq (2007)

American Soldiers fighting in the Iraq war and their homecomings.
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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American Soldiers fighting in the Iraq war and their homecomings.

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James Gandolfini, RIP
23 June 2013 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

James Gandolfini died a few days ago, and so I've decided to watch a number of his movies. He is best known as Tony Soprano, but one of his most important works is the documentary "Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq". The documentary features Gandolfini interviewing Iraq War amputees. There are some VERY graphic scenes of people's injuries. Gandolfini keeps himself in the background and lets the interviewees stay the main subject to emphasize their terrifying experiences, occasionally including footage shot by insurgents. The whole thing amounts to a very good look at the disaster that was that war. Admittedly, not even through watching this documentary will one ever be able to get a true sense of what it was like in Iraq, but it is still a warning about starting a war that we never should have started. I highly recommend it.


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9 September 2007 (USA) See more »

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Occupation Iraq See more »

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Belfast, Maine, USA See more »

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Attaboy Films See more »
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