War epic on screen

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Hack­saw Ridge is a 2016 bi­o­graph­i­cal war drama about the World War II ex­pe­ri­ences of an Amer­i­can com­bat medic, who re­fused to carry or use a firearm or weapon of any kind.

Di­rected by Mel Gib­son, the film plays at Moon­rise Cin­ema this Fri­day at 7.30pm.

The ex­traor­di­nary true story of con­sci­en­tious ob­jec­tor Des­mond T. Doss, who saved 75 men in Ok­i­nawa, dur­ing the blood­i­est bat­tle of WWII, with­out fir­ing a sin­gle shot.

He was the only Amer­i­can sol­dier in WWII to fight on the front lines with­out a weapon.

As an army medic, Doss sin­gle-hand­edly evac­u­ated the wounded near en­emy lines — brav­ing en­emy fire and putting his own life on the line.

Tick­ets for Hack­saw Ridge are avail­able now at www.moon­risecin­ema.com.au or can be pur­chased from the ticket of­fice on the night, should they not sell out be­fore.

Moon­rise Cin­ema is at the TAFE cam­pus, off Dampier High­way, and is proudly brought to you by the City of Kar­ratha, Wood­side Pluto LNG and Rio Tinto.

To stay up to date with movie pro­gram­ming, fol­low Moon­rise Cin­ema on Face­book.

Pic­ture: Sum­mit En­ter­tain­ment

Hack­saw Ridge will screen at the Moon­rise Cin­ema this week­end.

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