Distributor:  The Fanlight Collection
Length:  12 minutes
Date:  2010
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Grade level: 8-12, COLLEGE, ADULT
Color/BW:  Color
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Left in Baghdad

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Returning Iraq veteran Ross Graydon copes with the challenges of life back in the U.S., with his new prosthetic arm.

Left in Baghdad

After losing his left arm to an IED while serving in Iraq, American soldier Ross Graydon spends six months rehabilitating at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. LEFT IN BAGHDAD follows Ross as he returns with his wife and daughter to their home in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. Ross resumes civilian life, never letting his new physical limitations affect his happy-go-lucky attitude.

We see Ross outfitted with a new lifelike prosthetic arm, recounting his army experiences with his daughter's school class and with fellow veterans, experiencing newfound victories like learning to maneuver a slice of pizza with a mechanical hand and optimistically planning for the future by enrolling in college. Both tragic and comic, LEFT IN BAGHDAD is the portrait of a family man meeting the challenges of his new life.

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** 2008 Cine Golden Eagle Award Winner
** 2008 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
** 2008 Silverdocs AFI/Discovery Channel Film Festival
** 2011 Western Psychological Association Conference


Main credits

Graydon, Ross (on-screen participant)
Jordan, Peter J. (film director)
Kane, John (film director)

Other credits

Music, Ray Sandoval.

Distributor credits

A Film by Peter Jordan and John Kane

Docuseek2 subjects

War and Peace
Physical Disabilities
Iraq-Afghan War
Veteran Issues
Middle East Studies

Distributor subjects

Fanlight Collection
Health Care Issues


veterans; Iraq; prosthetics; "Left in Baghdad"; The Fanlight Collection

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