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American Veteran

Dir. Julie Cohen

Runtime75 min

America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have created a new population of American veterans: service members so severely wounded they would have died in previous wars, but who survive because of advanced medical technology. Sgt. Nick Mendes was paralyzed from the neck down by an IED and suffers from PTSD. American Veteran follows his recovery and sometimes harrowing, sometimes romantic, and often surprisingly funny life.

Language

English

Length

Feature

Country

USA

Doc/Nar

Documentary

Festival Year

2017

Open Captions

Yes

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