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MIPTV Picks 2013: Walking Wounded – Return to the Frontline

In 2011, photographer Giles Duley was embedded with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, when he stepped on an improvised explosive device. As a result, he lost the lower part of his left arm and walks with prosthetic legs.
March 1, 2013

POLITICAL, SOCIAL & RELIGIOUS

Partners: Minnow Films for Channel 4; distributed by Zodiak Rights

Length: 1 x 60 minutes

Premiered: February 2013

Rights available: Worldwide, excluding UK and Eire

In 2011, photographer Giles Duley was embedded with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, when he stepped on an improvised explosive device. As a result, he lost the lower part of his left arm and walks with prosthetic legs. Here, we follow Duley as he heads to Kabul to photograph civilians who are living with similar injuries. Raw footage from Duley’s own rescue is part of the program, which also introduces us to the Medevac team that saved him; his girlfriend, whom he met just before the life-changing assignment; and others who are “walking wounded” but attempting to heal.

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About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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