Directed by Jack Youngelson

A soldier’s story is always personal, but never more than in HERE. IS. BETTER., a documentary film with unprecedented access inside trauma therapy sessions delivering hope to veterans battling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Individuals featured in the film include former presidential hopeful Jason Kander, who shocked many when he left the Kansas City mayoral race in 2018 to seek treatment; a Vietnam War veteran still haunted by events that occurred over 50 years ago; and the voices of so often overlooked female veterans, all seeking the keys to unlock their places of hurt and pain. Directed by Emmy®-winning filmmaker Jack Youngelson and produced by Emmy winners Sian Edwards-Beal and David Beal. Score composed by David Baron and Jeremiah Fraites of the GRAMMY-nominated band The Lumineers. Original songs by Josin and Kara DioGuardi.

This film contains coarse language, scenes from combat, and mature themes of suicide, sexual assault, and violence. Viewer discretion advised.

Producer Sian Edwards-Beal, executive producer William F. Brandt Jr., and film subject Teresa will be in attendance.

Award Nomination
Founders’ Choice Award

Dates & Times
Museum of Photographic Arts

May 19, 2022
7:15 pm

Purchase Options

Available to watch
May 20, 2022 12:00 pm - May 30, 2022 11:45 pm

RENT - $10.00 (Pre-order)

All Access VOD Rental - $75.00