How We Heal
This pairing of short films shares the unique ways in which veterans heal, grow, and thrive following service. Films in the block include “Places Like This” and “Comedy Boot Camp: The Documentary”
In This Program
Nicholas McNaughton / Afganistan, Veteran Filmmaker, Healing / USA / 2016 / Documentary / 9 minsA group of veterans embark on a six-day winter expedition into the Colorado wilderness. Through the Outward Bound program for veterans, 11 strangers come from all over the country seeking peace, answers, and direction by using the wilderness as a vessel to carry them both spiritually and physically to reach a peak of more than 13,000 feet. Each veteran will take the same path to a different destination in this visually stunning and emotionally charged film.
Precedes: Comedy Bootcamp: The Documentary
Kendrick Hopkins / Afghanistan, Healing / USA / 2017 / Documentary / 57 minsThis film follows a class of veteran comedians as they learn to use humor as a way to share their journeys and stories with others. Through the Comedy Bootcamp program, the participants attended weekly classes led by professional stand-up comedians designed to help the individuals of the military community develop their performing and writing skills. With a concluding White House performance, the participants share their stories of resilience, hope, and humor.
Preceded by: Places Like This