Release date:March 7, 2008
Screenwriters:Terry Sanders, Christine Z. Wiser
"Fighting For Life" is a very different movie about war and medicine, a real life M*A*S*H for our times about the doctors and nurses fighting on the frontlines. The film interweaves stories of military doctors, nurses and medics, working with skill, compassion and dedication amidst the vortex of the Iraq War, wounded soldiers and marines reacting with courage, dignity and determination to survive and to heal, and students at Uniformed Services University, the "West Point" of military medicine, on their journey toward becoming career military physicians. The film also follows 21 year-old Army Specialist Crystal Davis, from Iraq to Germany to Walter Reed Hospital in Washington DC, as she fights to recover and 'bounce back' from the loss of a leg.