Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq

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Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq
Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq

Three-time Emmy winning actor James Gandolfini serves as Executive Producer of Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq, a documentary which looks at the physical and emotional cost of war through soldiers' memories of their "alive day," the day they narrowly escaped death in Iraq.

In a war that has left more than 25,000 wounded, Alive Day Memories looks at this new generation of veterans. For the first time in history, 90% of the wounded survive their injuries, but a greater percentage of these men and women are returning with amputations, traumatic brain injuries and severe post-traumatic stress.

In Alive Day Memories, Gandolfini interviews ten soldiers who reveal their feelings on their future, their severe disabilities, and their devotion to America.

Trailer

For more info, visit HBO. Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq is available for purchase here.

Release Date: 
2007

Credits

Executive Producer
James Gandolfini
Executive Producer
Sheila Nevins
Director/Producer
Jon Alpert
Director/Producer
Ellen Goosenberg Kent
Producer
Matthew O'Neill
Supervising Producer
Sara Bernstein

Awards

Nominee, Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Nonfiction Special
Nominee, Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming

Reviews

"...a heartbreaking attempt to bring the war closer to home."
David Cornelius, dvdtalk.com
"'Alive Day' dares to show that war affects the psychology of its combatants in ways that are not either purely ruinous or emboldening but are, on a base level, genuinely interesting. The film permits a voyeurism that never feels exploitive."
Ginia Bellafante, The New York Times