VETERANS JOURNEY HOME
May 30 only
PTS & Ritual Healing Panel Discussion with Sensory Awareness expert & co-founder of Veteran’s PATH, Lee Lesser, former Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs and Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, DJ Skelton, filmmaker Frederick Marx (Hoop Dreams) & Freddie Lee (Participant, ON THE BLACK MOUNTAIN)
Veterans Journey Home is a brand new film series directed by Frederick Marx (Hoop Dreams) that creatively explores the issues returning servicemen and women face when rejoining their communities. The historic new five-film series presents personal stories and powerful solutions, while asking what it is we owe our warriors and how can all of us actualize post-traumatic growth.
San Francisco premieres of two of the five films!
1. Solutions: The introduction and philosophical underpinning of the entire five-part series. The greatest minds in Veterans’ healing highlight community-based, non-medicalized solutions for Veterans returning home. (15 minutes)
2. On Black Mountain: Twenty-two women Veterans transform through a 4-month meditation/mindfulness-based healing retreat. (49 minutes)
In this time of collective and personal trauma, it’s more important than ever that we have effective models of healing. Bravely turning to face their own wounds, whether from combat, boot camp, or the military culture and command structure itself, the Veterans in these films demonstrate for all of us how we can overcome the most egregious kinds of transgression imaginable. On Black Mountain, women Veterans stare down the ghosts of Military Sexual Trauma and Moral Injury, coming to a place of personal acceptance, leading, for the first time for many, to a collective discovery of sisterhood.
Although these films contain minimal actual war footage, they might trigger you, especially if you have served in the armed forces and have PTS or Moral Injury. That said, the purpose of these films is to help people heal from these and related symptoms. Our understanding, based on science, is that if trauma can be discussed openly and transparently it can be healed.
Stick around for the discussion afterward! Film maker Marx will be present along with subjects from the films and guest experts on PTS and ritual healing.
NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME.
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FREE OR DISCOUNTED FOR MEMBERS