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Body of War screening 7pm May 28 Artemisia Moviehouse Good Luck MacBeth Theater (midtown) 713 S. Virginia St Reno NV 89509
Tue, May 28, 2013 7pm to 10pm
713 South Virginia Street Reno, Nevada 89501 · Cost: 7 or $5*
Dec 10, 2012

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True Story of a Hero for Peace!

Film by Ellen Spiro and Phil Donahue

Best Documentary National Board of Review Nominated Best Documentary Producer's Guild

Short-listed for Oscar nomination Best Documentary

Featured in PBS special on Bill Moyers

Body of War is an intimate and transformational feature documentary about the true face of war today. Meet Tomas Young, 25 years old, paralyzed from a bullet to his spine - wounded after serving in Iraq for less than a week, wounded while in the back of an open-air truck in a rescue convoy outside Baghdad.

Body of War is Tomas' coming home story as he evolves into a new person, coming to terms with his disability and finding his own unique and passionate voice against the war.

view Body of War trailer

Body of War website

Films for Action RenoSparks (N. Nevada and Eastern CA) Chapter website

Films for Action Reno Sparks facebook page

Peace Alliance

Ways to take action for Peace are to be discussed  after viewing the film.

News on Tomas Young's condition...

On May 20, 2013, Tomas says he will live on for now. 

“I decided I was going to hold on as long as I can until it becomes too unbearable for me,” Young said in an interview Monday afternoon at his Kansas City, North home.

He said he would no longer set a date for when he will end his life. Rather, he will decide at the time his pain medication stops keeping up with the pain.

He lives his life on a day-by-day basis. “I want to spend as much time as possible with my wife, and no decent son wants his obituary to read that he was survived by his mother,” he said.


Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/05/20/4245465/tomas-young-wounded-iraq-war-vet.html#storylink=cpy

“I want to spend as much time as possible with my wife, and no decent son wants his obituary to read that he was survived by his mother,” he said.

Young announced his decision during a special screening of the 2007 documentary “Body of War” Sunday at the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet. The screening was held to celebrate the life of the Kansas City veteran.

Young, who had planned to attend, said he was unable to go because of recurring nausea. Instead he appeared by Internet .

Young said the decision grew out of the love he has for his wife, Claudia Cuellar, and how he would miss her ... Young said he changed his mind after his first wedding anniversary on April 20.


Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/05/20/4245465/tomas-young-wounded-iraq-war-vet.html#storylink=cpy

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/05/20/4245465/tomas-young-wounded-iraq-war-vet.html#storylink=cpy

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/05/20/4245465/tomas-young-wounded-iraq-war-vet.html#storylink=cpy

On April 25, 2013, in an interview with Huffington Post, Tomas announced he chose to end his life by not taking  rather nourishment, water and life-extending medication rather than suffer as his health deteriorates.  At the time, Tomas also said  he is not angry at George Bush and does not harbor personal resentment toward the former president and those who sent him to war.

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Body of War screening 7pm May 28 Artemisia Moviehouse Good Luck MacBeth Theater (midtown) 713 S. Virginia St Reno NV 89509