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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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