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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
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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