The American Film Foundation will donate 10% of each ticket sold to Terry Sanders’ documentary “Fighting for Life” to the Bob Woodruff Family Fund. Pic will bow at select theaters March 7.
Sanders’ doc was initially to be a story about doctors training to become military physicians, but when the Iraq war began, Sanders sent his crew to Baghdad to follow them on the ground. The film also trails injured soldiers as they return from war and undergo rehabilitation.
ABC journo Bob Woodruff was reporting for “World News Tonight” just north of Baghdad when a roadside bomb went off, nearly killing him. Woodruff is back at work as a full-time correspondent. The foundation seeks to aid those who suffer from brain and combat-stress injuries.
Sanders has been making documentaries since the 1950s; he co-won an Academy Award for short subject for 1954’s “A Time Out of War” when he was still a film student. In 2006 he exec produced “Wrestling With Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner.” Sanders is developing the feature film “Tokyo Rose” and is prexy of the American Film Foundation and a partner in Sanders & Mock Prods.
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“Fighting for Life” is distribbed through Truly Indie, an initiative of Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban’s 2929 Entertainment.