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(213) 7.0 88 min 2019

A documentary film about veterans with PTSD who find that, after other treatments fall short, a service dog helps them return to an independent feeling life.

Josh Aronson

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Thursday, 17 Sep 2020 15:08

I watched this movie about 6 years ago, and I have to say it was pretty good. I didn't really care for it much the first time, but the second time I was really impressed. The film is more about the person (rather than the ideology) than the group. The different personalities, religious, politics, and views on the situation in Iraq were extremely well portrayed. There are many stories that I can relate to. One of the main characters has a great story. She is the only woman in her neighborhood who doesn't have a husband. She and her friends were the only people that had a job and didn't have to fear getting raped. After she was raped she turned into a very strong and very self-reliant woman. There is also a big struggle with her brother, who is still traumatized from the death of his brother. He has depression and was in therapy after his brother died. This is very realistic, and one of the reasons I really liked this movie. I also like the story of the boys who were sexually abused as children, and the experiences they had. It was like a novel about a historical event, and was really well done. The main character's story was a bit weak, but the girls were very strong and it really showed how important they were to the group. This is very interesting. There are also scenes from the Kurdish side of the conflict that were great. One of the scenes, involving the shooting of an innocent girl, was extremely powerful. I think it was very honest. Overall, this was a very good movie. If you are interested in Iraq, you should see this.
Friday, 17 Jul 2020 08:17

The movie explores the dynamics of a family that is in "the process of change" and it presents the stories of six children who have grown up with their father and their mother. It begins with the two children who left home to seek their fortune in a faraway land. They eventually come to their father who is away at work and finds the opportunity to take care of the kids. The youngest child, Simin, then leaves home to meet with her grandparents. When she finds her parents, she tells her parents what has happened. The grandparents and their wives are amazed by what Simin tells them. The youngest son, Tarek, returns home and learns that his father has abandoned his mother. He is shocked and angry, but he leaves home and goes to his father's business. When Tarek returns home, he is able to comfort his mother and the mother learns that Tarek is still at school. Simin is very upset at the news that she has lost her father. She tells her mother that she doesn't know why she is so upset, but she can't let the bad things go. She tells her mother that she doesn't like to cry and that she is sad that her father left her. Her mother doesn't accept the news of Tarek's abandonment, but the mom tells Simin that the first two days that Tarek is gone, they are all good. They can't wait to see him. Simin goes to see him and is so happy when he returns home. The grandparents and their wives are still very excited by what they have heard. They are happy that they can finally see Simin and their children. When Simin and Tarek are there, Tarek tells his father that his mother is very upset and that she wants to go back to the country. He tells his father that he loves his mother and that he loves his children and that he loves the country. After all, he says, there is only one problem, he doesn't know how to get to the country. It is the first time Tarek has ever spoken to his father in more than a year. They have an intense conversation and Tarek says that he knows how to get to the country and tells his father he can show him. Their conversations were very intense. Tarek tells his father that he is doing the best he can, but he has trouble getting in touch with his father and that he doesn't know how to get him on the phone. Simin tells her
Thursday, 09 Jul 2020 08:44

First of all, I want to say that I'm not really a fan of the long-form documentaries, but I find it entertaining when someone presents the subject matter in a way that shows both sides of the argument. The film in question is "Bridges to Honor," a film which I had the chance to see recently. The film highlights the conflict between the religious people and the secular people over the construction of the Arch, with the result of adding a lot of controversy. I saw the film without knowing a thing about the Arch and the religious people, so I had no preconceived opinion about what to expect. I was not disappointed. The film shows the extreme religious people's view that it is only their religion that makes the world a better place and that there is nothing wrong with God. The secular people's view is that it is man's responsibility to provide for his family and himself, which has given rise to the collapse of civilization. Both viewpoints are shown, however, and I found it to be very interesting to see how each side of the argument could be shown in a positive light. I found the film very educational in that it showed both sides of the argument and gave me a feeling that I was able to understand both viewpoints. Although I found the film to be very informative, I also found it to be educational in that it showed the extremes of both sides, but also brought the balance of the argument to a level where it was not to the point of a racist, racist reaction. This is especially important because there are a lot of religious people who are not quite as extreme in their beliefs as the secular people. I think this is a very good movie, although not my favorite of the year.
Monday, 15 Jun 2020 13:06

The 9th best documentary of the year, at the very least. "To Be of Service" tells the stories of people who have been injured or lost their lives in the line of duty and how they cope with the aftermath. It's not a documentary with a singular focus, but rather the stories are intertwined. The results are simply incredible. Like that of those who were treated by the US Army's Battle Crew, a group of men who were wounded and who then recover from their injuries by learning to operate vehicles and other equipment. If you have ever been in a combat zone and you're not very comfortable with the process and if you're in the military and want to learn more about what it's like to be in the military, "To Be of Service" is a must-see. It's the story of three soldiers who, when the war in Afghanistan began, never wanted to be there. They were still going to school at the time and were trying to keep it together until they were finally sent off to Iraq, to learn more about their condition. In the end, however, the war changed them, as well as the rest of the nation. A short segment on the old homecoming parade of one soldier shows us the grim reality of the war. A subplot discusses the other group, the Battle Crew, who use their training in order to help others through the pain of war and the pain of losing loved ones. In fact, one of the soldiers who suffered a spinal cord injury and had to be given up to help others in a field hospital says that the people he had to help had come to him to talk about their injuries. They had come to him to "tell him how they were doing." For those who are victims of war, the film shows how the physical pain is being replaced with psychological pain, and the survivors are struggling with their inability to cope. "To Be of Service" is, in a sense, a metaphor for the war itself. It shows the suffering and the pain that our country's war in Afghanistan is causing, and it shows the lack of control and authority that we are not capable of dealing with the wounds. As an example, there are soldiers who have been wounded and who have given up the war for a better life in the US and who have been brought back home to help rebuild the country. "To Be of Service" has many lessons for us, but I think that a crucial one is to remember that the war in Afghanistan is over, but the war that the US is going

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