IED – Improve Every Day

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July 10, 2020
58 Minutes

Stevie Richardson had always wanted to be in the army.

In 2010 at age 22, Stevie was severely wounded by an Improvised Explosive Device in Afghanistan, losing his career as a soldier and his sense of purpose. Several years of arduous recovery later after learning how to walk on prosthetics, Stevie is still in combat in civilian life, struggling with his new identity as a wounded veteran.

Kenny Simm (34), a former Royal Marines Commando and competitive Strongman, safely returned from Afghanistan to his family in Scotland but feels unable to fully adjust to life outside the military without the camaraderie of his fellow soldiers.

When the two veterans meet, Kenny inducts Stevie into the sport of 'Strongman', leading them on a bizarre and emotionally challenging journey to a competition run by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Columbus, Ohio. However, the road to Stevie's fulfillment is just beginning, testing his friendship with Kenny to its limit.

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July 10, 2020

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IED: Improve Every Day Official Trailer. BBC Scotland

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