“No Greater Love” (Atlas)

By Catholic News Service

Compelling documentary about the experiences of U.S. combat soldiers in Afghanistan as well as their postwar struggles to resume their lives back home.

In 2011, Justin D. Roberts, who directed and co-wrote the narration with Alan Wain, served in Afghanistan as an Army chaplain. He carried a camera to document his service with the 327th Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division. Using war footage, he follows the tight-knit band of brothers as it faces constant sniper fire, explosions and suicide bomb attacks.

The battle overseas won, a new one begins as soldiers return to America and struggle (along with their families) with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and, for many, the lingering effects of damaging brain injuries.

Graphic wartime violence and bloodshed, mature themes, some rough language. The Catholic News Service classification is A-III — adults. Not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America.

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