Walking Wounded: Return to the Frontline. Watch this riveting documentary following the work of British photographer Giles Duley. While working as a photographer in Afghanistan, Duley stepped on an IED (improvised explosive device), losing both legs and his left arm. This touching film documents his recovery and return to Afghanistan, while offering a unique and personal look into the impacts of war on civilians.
The film prominently features EMERGENCY’s Surgical Center for War Victims in Kabul, which has performed 43,229 free surgeries on Afghan victims of war since opening in April 2001. The documentary features not only the gruesome consequences of war on the human condition, but also the many complications that civilians face in getting proper treatment. The patients in the Surgical Center include Said Karim, who lost both his legs when the vehicle he was in hit a landmine. His brother, who had also been working with him in the mountains, suffered lacerations to his stomach. There is also 10-year-old Sediqullah, who lost three fingers after the landmine fuse he was playing with exploded in his hand, must be monitored for serious infections.
Walking Wounded: Return to the Frontline is currently available on Netflix. To learn more about the Kabul Surgical Center and other EMERGENCY projects, visit www.emergencyusa.org.