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Hell and Back Again

Synopsis
A soldier dealing with the painful consequences of war finds coming home isn’t much of a consolation in this documentary. Filmmaker Danfung Dennis was embedded with a US Marine platoon fighting in Afghanistan in 2009, where violence and street skirmishes could break out at any time. One of the soldiers Dennis followed was Nathan Harris, who was shot in the hip shortly before he was due to return home. Recuperating from a badly injured leg, Nathan soon found himself at home, being looked after by his wife, Ashley Harris, and struggling with boredom and feelings of powerlessness after months on edge. As his marriage begins to buckle and he becomes increasingly reliant on pain medication, Nathan is subject to severe mood swings and openly states he wishes he were back in Afghanistan, where at the very least he was in control of his circumstances and not dependent on others.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2012
Year of production
2010
Subjects
Social Studies; Psychiatry; Psychology; Military Science
Keywords
mental disorders; post-traumatic stress disorder; psychological disorders; trauma; war; military personnel; ex-service personnel; demobilisation

Credits

Director
Danfung Dennis

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£15.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
88 minutes
Year
2012

Distributor

Name

Fusion Media Sales

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