Friday, May 19, 2006

Baghdad ER

This Sunday I'll be watching the HBO documentary Baghdad ER. It's an upclose view of wartime medicine in Iraq and, as it is real, it is graphic and heartbreaking.

ABC interviewed Paula Zwillinger, the mother of a soldierwho dies on the operating table in the film's emotional closing, about the film.

"I can only tell you I wanted to touch him, I wanted to reach out and touch him because you're really right there," Zwillinger told ABC News.

Painful as it is to watch, she calls the movie a blessing.

"To see him alive, moving, was wonderful," she says. "Having to come to terms with losing him and watching is something else, but literally it allowed me to be there with him in his final moments."


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