Real Baghdad Bomb Team on 'The Hurt Locker'

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A massive IED crater by the road. Taken during a clearing operation south of Baghdad. (Austin King/flickr)

"The Hurt Locker” was undoubtedly the star of this year’s Oscars, winning six awards, including Best Picture. The New York Times declared it the best American feature film yet about the war in Iraq. Cinematic awards are well and good, but how true to life is the film?

BBC correspondent Hugh Sykes met with members of the real Explosives Ordnance Disposal team in Baghdad, where they've been training the Iraqi Federal Police. Sykes joins us to talk about what their job is really like.


Hugh Sykes

Hosted by:

Todd Zwillich

Produced by:

Kate McGough

Comments [1]

John from office

Your guest from the BBC was so biased. The BBC has a real anti American bend. Would a story about the battle of Britain highlight the plight of the Germans killed, or the Germans killed as collatteral damage when the RAF bombed German citys, No. But he thinks the Hurt Locker should have had a Iraqi perspective. England is in decline, good.

Mar. 10 2010 07:19 AM

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