Films

STREAMING MEDIA

Alive Day Memories : Home from Iraq. Home Box Office (Firm), [2007]. 57 min. Emmy nominated documentary narrated by actor, James Gandolfini. It surveys the physical and emotional cost of war through memories of their “alive day,” the day they narrowly escaped death in Iraq. It also looks at the advances in military medicine that allow soldiers to return home.57 min.  URL [South Bend] http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=106866&xtid=114980 (Available on campus and off campus with authorized logon) opens a new window

Meet the women fighting on the front lines of an American war. TED Conferences LLC, [2015] In 2011, the U.S. Armed Forces still had a ban on women in combat – but in that year, a Special Operations team of women was sent to Afghanistan to serve on the front lines, to build rapport with locals and try to help bring an end to the war. Reporter Gayle Tzemach Lemmon tells the story of this “band of sisters, ” an extraordinary group of women warriors who helped break a long-standing barrier to serve. 11-1/2 min.
URL [South Bend] http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=106866&xtid=114626 (Available on campus and off campus with authorized logon)

The kill team. Director and producer, Dan Krauss ; producer, Linda Davis ; written by Dan Krauss, Lawrence Lerew, Linda Davis,  [Oley, Pennsylvania] : [Distributed by Bullfrog Films], [2015]. A look at the devastating moral tensions that tear at soldiers’ psyches through the lens of a 21 year-old Specialist stationed in Afghanistan. With the help of his father,  he alerts the military to heinous war crimes his platoon was committing only to have his pleas unheeded. 79 min. URL [South Bend] http://docuseek2.com/v/a/SsL (Available on campus and off campus with authorized logon)

Beer Is Cheaper Than Therapy : Fort Hood’s PTSD Problem. First Hand Films (Firm). New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2011. Interviews with Iraq war veterans and their families about the devastating repercussions of their deployment – alcoholism, domestic abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder – and the failure of military brass to take this problem seriously. 57 min.URL [South Bend] http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=106866&xtid=49272 (Available on campus and off campus with authorized logon)

Grounds for Resistance : Stories of War, Sacrifice, and Good Coffee by  Lisa Gilman.New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2011. This film profiles the veterans who run Coffee Strong, a non-profit cafe near Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Washington.   They talk about their efforts to make a more peaceful and just world overlap with their own experiences of war. 50 min. URL [South Bend] http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=106866&xtid=49106 (Available on campus and off campus with authorized logon) opens a new window

The Good Soldier. Journeyman Pictures (Firm). New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2009. “War is about one thing only: it’s about killing. You either learn to kill somebody else or you get killed or wounded yourself.” This film examines how soldiers grapple simultaneously with their duty and their own humanity as it tracks the perilous psychological journeys of four decorated combat veterans of World War II, the Vietnam War, and the Iraq War. 54 min.URL [South Bend] http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=106866&xtid=41981 (Available on campus and off campus with authorized logon)

Left in Baghdad. Directed by John Kane and Peter Jordan. Boston, MA : Fanlight Productions, 2007.  Follows a soldier who lost his left arm to an IED while serving in Iraq, whose new physical limitations never affect his happy-go-lucky attitude and plans for the future. 11 min. URL [All Campuses] http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?HLTH;1679008 (Available on campus and off campus with authorized logon) opens a new window

Two Iraq Vets’ Journey to Find Peace. New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], c2013. Two soldiers, battling different wounds of war, reunite years after one saved the other’s life. 10 min. URL [South Bend] http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=106866&xtid=57398 (Available on campus and off campus with authorized logon) opens a new window

When I Came Home. Originally produced by New Day Films in 2006. Focuses on a veteran struggling with the Veterans Administration and city agencies to find the help he needs.  A meeting with a fellow vet, founder of the country’s largest veteran advocacy organization changes his life. 71 min. URL [South Bend] http://iusb.kanopystreaming.com/node/144278 (Available on campus and off campus with authorized logon) opens a new window

DVDs
Hurt locker.Directed by Kathryn Bigelow ; written by Mark Boal ; produced by Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, Greg Shapiro.Santa Monica, Calif.] : Summit Entertainment, [2010]. Cast:  Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Christian Camargo, Suhail Al-Dabbach, Christopher Sayegh, Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse, Guy Pearce. Focuses on an Iraq War Explosive Ordnance Disposal team who are being targeted by insurgents with booby traps, remote control detonations and ambushes.Winner of multiple Academy Awards in 2010.  Call number PN1997.2 .H875 2010 (ask at Circulation Desk)

The Messenger.  Directed by Oren Moverman ; written by Alessandro Camon & Oren Moverman ; produced by Mark Gordon, Lawrence Inglee, Zach Miller.  [New York] : Oscilloscope Pictures, ©2010. Cast: Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Samantha Morton, Jena Malone, Steve Buscemi, Eamonn Walker.  A battle-scarred war hero tries to come to terms with his own pain while dealing with the cold realities of his new mission and feelings for a fallen soldier’s wife.  112 min. Call Number PN1997.2 .M477 2010 (ask at Circulation Desk)