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The War Comes Home: An Evening with Aaron Glantz

The Studio@620 welcomes WMNF as they present a screening of the documentary film When I Came Home , followed by a discussion with journalist Aaron Glantz, author of The War Comes Home.

The Studio@620 welcomes WMNF as they present a screening of the documentary film "When I Came Home", followed by a discussion with journalist Aaron Glantz, author of The War The War Comes Home: Documentary FilmComes Home.

About the Film

When I Came Home (70min) is a film about homeless veterans in America : from those who served in Vietnam to those returning from the current war in Iraq . The film looks at the challenges faced by returning combat veterans and the battle many must fight for the benefits promised to them. Through the story of Herold Noel, an Iraq War veteran suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and living in his car in Brooklyn, When I came Home reveals a failing system and the veteran's struggle to survive after returning from the war.

About the Author

Aaron Glantz is an American journalist and author. In 2005 Aaron Glantz published his book How author and journalist aaron glantzAmerica Lost Iraq, in which he gives a voice to the Iraqis and tells how the U.S. government squandered, through a series of blunders and brutalities, the goodwill with which most Iraqis greeted the American invasion and the elation they felt at the fall of Saddam Hussein.

Glantz's second book, The War Comes Home, is the first book to systematically document the U.S. government's neglect of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  Glantz, who reported extensively from Iraq during the first three years of this war and has been reporting on the plight of veterans ever since, levels a devastating indictment against the Bush administration for its bald neglect of soldiers and its disingenuous reneging on their benefits.   Glantz interviewed more than one hundred recent war veterans, and here he intersperses their haunting first-person accounts with investigations into specific concerns, such as the scandal at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center .

 

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