Real Baghdad bomb team on ‘The Hurt Locker’

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“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.

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