there’s no doubt Redacted packs an extraordinary emotional punch. It ends with shocking still photos of Iraqis, dead, disfigured or in extreme distress because of the war. This montage left the audience at a Venice press screening stunned, silent and in a few cases tearful. The combination of De Palma’s visceral style and the horrifying subject matter left me reeling.- David Gritten, writing for the Daily Telegraph
Chief Petty Officer Jose B. Rivera, 41, from San Diego, holds up an Iraqi baby after processing her and her father so they can receive medical care during a combined medical engagement conducted by Marines and sailors from 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, and Iraqi soldiers from 3rd Brigade, 1st Iraqi Army Division, at Fuhaylat, Iraq, July 31, 2007. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bryce Muhlenberg
U.S. Army Sgt. Anthony Abeyta, a medic assigned to the 203rd Brigade Support Battalion, gives a high five to a local boy, and plays with the other children, Aug. 5, 2007, after a free medical clinic at a school in Al Zatia, Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Natalie Rostek
U.S. Army Capt. Se Young Um, 35, a pediatrician and surgeon assigned to the 203rd Brigade Support Battalion and Staff Sgt. Jade Chiara, a non-commissioned officer in charge of the aid station at Forward Operating Base Hammer, check the breathing of a local child, Aug. 5, 2007. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Natalie Rostek
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jade Chiara, a non-commissioned officer in charge of the aid station at Forward Operating Base Hammer, signs the shirt of a local boy, Aug. 5, 2007, after a free medical clinic at a school in Al Zatia, Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Natalie Rostek
A young Iraqi girl embraces Capt. Janet Rose assigned to the 431st Civil Affairs Battalion, at the Baqouba Women and Children’s Hospital, June 9, 2007. Iraqi soldiers and troops assigned to the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, brought the hospital much needed equipment during the morning visit, including 25 incubators and 15 heart monitors. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Anthony White
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Casualties of Peace
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