PTSD Spirituality: Funding for the Film “Trauma”

I received a request from Steven Kelleher to spread the word about the film “Trauma.” His query is reproduced further below and is worth your time. I also lifted the following paragraph from the film’s website:

“A US Medevac unit rescues wounded soldiers and civilians, swooping into battlefields in war-torn Afghanistan and ferrying the critically injured back to awaiting Forward Surgical Teams. They work fast and they save lives. Arriving home after each tour, their struggle becomes reconciling the persistent memory of war with that of everyday life in America.”

I looked at each of the links included below. It is worth mentioning that while the clips are brief, just a couple of minutes each, that the first clip includes, helicopters, some night-ops, and some radio chatter. For some of us, those have the potential to be triggers, depending upon our current sensitivities.

Having watched the clips and visited the Kickstarter site, I hope that some of the PTSD Spirituality website’s readers might find it of interest and possibly support.

The second link has some wonderful things to say about fly fishing, being on the river, and healing from PTSD … thinks me.

Semper Pax, Dr. Z

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Hi Dr. Z,

Thanks for your article. I noticed a few good ones around this weekend in what is usually a blanket silence.

I wanted to let you and your readers know about the film we are completing on this subject and share where we’re at with you.

Here are the latest clips:

1. https://vimeo.com/167331754/5a90ae9045

2. https://vimeo.com/167294941/cf5b6d7d84

The film has been shot over the last 4 years, with lots of footage in the can, both in Afghanistan and in the States. The filmmaker is a young journalist who was embedded with a helicopter medevac unit, and who then remained friends with the pilots and medics, interviewing and filming them over the following years.

We are currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a solid edit and we have the rest of the post spoken for. We’re about 3/5ths of the way to our target and hope to reach it however we can so we can get the completed film to screens as soon as possible.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/956531418/trauma-0

If you can help at all to get word out, it would be greatly appreciated, not just in terms of the Kickstarter effort but more importantly just awareness of the project and the coming film.

Many thanks for your time. I hope you enjoyed the clips. We hope the film will open eyes and minds and hearts to the reality of individuals’ lives as they return from the theater of war; the personal disruption and the disruption to families and communities which can only be healed through awareness and sensitivity.

Best regards,

Steven Kelleher

Comments

  1. Dr. Z, thanks for the heads up (and always so good to see you in my “in” box). I also wanted to flag you that “POV” on PBS debuted a 1.5 hour show on PTSD treatment last night. Hopefully some of your readers can stream it, etc. It’s called “POV: Of Men and War.” Hope you’re doing well. I started EMDR last week! 🙂

    • Hey, Harry!
      Thank you for the heads-up on the POV episode. I’ll poke around to see if there is an easy link I can direct visitors to.
      As always, it’s great to hear from you. I hope the EMDR is going well. I’ll keep you in prayer.
      Semper Pax, Dr. Z

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