The CTV Original Documentary PEACE WARRIOR, Saturday, Dec. 13 at 7 pm – Intimate, one-hour documentary offers an exclusive look into Captain Trevor Greene’s courageous struggle to recover from a horrific axe attack in Afghanistan.
Former WILL & GRACE star Eric McCormack provides narration
Vancouver, BC (November 21, 2008) – In March 2006, Captain Trevor Greene was ambushed from behind and struck in the head with an axe that plunged deep into his brain as he sat down to talk to villagers in Afghanistan. News of the horrific attack made headlines across Canada, as the Canadian officer who went to the war-torn country to spread peace was instead left fighting for his life. In the exclusive CTV Original documentary, PEACE WARRIOR, premiering nationally on Saturday, December 13 at 7 p.m. P.S.T./E.S.T. on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local listings), Vancouver filmmaker Sue Ridout provides intimate access to Greene’s remarkable journey, as he first fights to survive the near-fatal attack, and then struggles to reclaim some measure of his former life.
Of all the stories to emerge from Canada’s mission in Afghanistan, the axe attack on Captain Greene is among the most shocking. Beloved by friends and family for his larger-than-life personality, Greene, a 41-year-old reserve officer from Vancouver, was attending a routine village meeting or “shura” north of Kandahar when he was attacked by a young Afghani. Greene regularly attended these meetings as he travelled around Afghanistan with an Army platoon, helping the Afghan people rebuild their country. Greene was not expected to live. He spent the next year in Vancouver General Hospital, neary dying several times. Doctors predicted that he would never come out of his coma, let alone speak or have any movement again. Amazingly, he proved them all wrong.
With the unwavering love and support of his fiancée, Debbie, and from a deep desire to ban active father to their young daughter Grace, Greene eventually transfers to a brain injury rehabilitation program in Alberta, where he makes inspiring progress. Through candid interviews with friends,
family and fellow soldiers who witnessed the attack, PEACE WARRIOR builds an intimate portrait of a man whose strong will and positive attitude, combined with his peak physical and mental shape before the attack, allow him to surpass everyone’s expectations, despite his devastating brain injury.
For Canadians who read about the attack on Greene, PEACE WARRIOR is the first glimpse of him since he arrived home in a coma in 2006. The story offers exclusive access to Greene’s harrowing recovery process over an 18-month period and his unfailing determination to one day walk down the aisle with Debbie. The documentary is narrated by Canadian-American actor Eric McCormack, who offered to lend his narration to the film after meeting Greene and immediately being touched by his remarkable story.
PEACE WARRIOR is directed by Sue Ridout, written by Sue Ridout and Helen Slinger, and was produced and developed by Dreamfilm Productions Ltd. in association with CTV Inc.