Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Brothers at War



A young filmmaker risks everything, including his life to tell his brothers' story. Often humorous, sometimes lethal, this embedding with four combat units in Iraq, gives him insight into his two soldier brothers, his family, and ultimately into his own character.


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15 Comments:

Blogger SkyePuppy said...

Beautiful! Thanks.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 2:28:00 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

That was truly moving, Wordsmith. I'm in awe of the film maker who was willing to risk his life to understand his brothers. This sort of heroism is something that the moonbats will never understand. Thank you so much for sharing.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 4:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Layla said...

Wow that was so awesome and heartwarming. What moving piece. G-d bless our soldiers and in this case the brother of two soldiers that risked it all to tell their story.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 6:38:00 PM  
Blogger Z said...

God bless these guys....all of them. What a fantastic story. I'm so glad I watched the whole thing. thanks.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 10:14:00 PM  
Blogger Z said...

since I'm new to all this, I've gotta ask...is that you at Floppingaces? Are you in WLA?
I'm enjoying both yours and that site..thanks!

Thursday, June 26, 2008 10:06:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

z,

You got me. Yes, I am a contributor to FA.

I live in Santa Monica. Yesterday, I saw my first McCain bumpesticker on a car, alongside a "W '04" sticker.

Glad people are taking the time to watch the video. I know 7 minutes can be a longtime when you are blog-hopping, and with so many YouTube vids out there, they become "a dime a dozen".

Thursday, June 26, 2008 10:42:00 AM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

That's one of the most moving Video's I have ever seen Word,

Thank You for that.

If you have time today drop by my place and watch the Historic Telethon for the Troops sponsored by Move America Forward and contribute if you can :-)

Thursday, June 26, 2008 11:05:00 AM  
Blogger Marty said...

"This sort of heroism is something that the moonbats will never understand."

Depends on the moonbat, I suppose. This moonbat understands it. But then, I'm a mother of an Iraq vet.

Very moving Wordsmith.

Thursday, June 26, 2008 4:58:00 PM  
Blogger Marty said...

From Baghdad to Beijing

Help three Iraq vets compete in the 2008 Paralympics Games

Thursday, June 26, 2008 5:51:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Thanks for the link, Marty. Will take a look.

Am donating to Move America Forward's care package drive.

Thursday, June 26, 2008 8:20:00 PM  
Blogger Marty said...

Good cause...those care packages.

My church has adopted 3 soldiers who don't receive any mail nor have family support. We send them packages every month.

Thursday, June 26, 2008 8:34:00 PM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Great video. And I still recommend SoldiersAngels.com for anyone wishing to REALLY support our troops instead of "saying" so like the Dems.

BZ

Thursday, June 26, 2008 10:23:00 PM  
Blogger Z said...

Wordsmith! The first McCAIN bumper sticker siting I've even heard of around here!

YOU LIVE IN SANTA MONICA!? I WILL track you down. I PROMISE! (Smile)

Starbucks? 7th and Montana..I'm waaaaiting!
Or CoffeeBean..better coffee!

Friday, June 27, 2008 9:17:00 AM  
Blogger Z said...

God, I just read this and I sound like some stalker or something!

sorry about that!! geeeZ!

Saturday, June 28, 2008 10:00:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Sorry, it's been unusually busy. I'm doing production for work (hauling gymnastics equipment from work, setting up on site for a commercial on a college campus), then I fly out to visit my parents for 4th of July.

z,

10 years ago, I worked security and as lead cashier, mainly at the Gap on Wilshire and 20th. That's not that far from Montana and 7th. Sure I'll meet you sometime!

Monday, June 30, 2008 5:47:00 AM  

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