From Academy Award nominated Director Kirby Dick The Invisible War, a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America’s most shameful and best-kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the US military.
The film paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem — today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The U.S. Department of Defense estimates there were a staggering 22,800 violent sex crimes in the military in 2011.
Twenty percent of all active-duty female soldiers are sexually assaulted. Female soldiers aged 18 to 21 accounted for more than half of the victims. Read more…
Cohosted by Dr. Mylea Charvat, SF Supervisor Malia Cohen, and SamaHope
Panel discussion following the screening moderated by San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen. Proceeds from the screening go toward the Artemis Rising Invisible War Recovery Program, a nonprofit recovery program that provides free PTSD treatment to veterans.
PTSD Not a New Ailment on Wartorn Battlefield
November 8, 2010 – Terry Gross, host of National Public Radio‘s Fresh Air
Terry Gross talks to Jon Alpert and Ellen Goosenberg, directors of the new documentary about PTSD called “Wartorn: 1861-2010,” aired on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, 2010 on HBO. It’s about how the recognition and treatment of PTSD has changed from the Civil War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Wartorn” uses historical letters, photos and film, as well as contemporary interviews, some of which were conducted by James Gandolfini. Alpert and Goosenberg also collaborated on the HBO documentary “Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq.”
“Wartorn,” HBO’s depressing yet revealing Veterans Day exploration of post-traumatic stress disorders as experienced by American soldiers throughout history, carries a telling subtitle: “1861-2010.”
Sending men and women off to war has been a consistent way of derailing our national mental well-being over generations. In the name of winning our freedoms — to use the patriotic parlance — we get back a lot of messed-up people and then almost cruelly ignore their despair.
In fact, when it comes to the shock of war and the residual madness it can cause, “Wartorn” dials all the way back to Homer’s “Odyssey” for its opening note: “Must you carry the bloody horror of combat in your heart forever?”
Video Chat with Diana Maxwell, Holistic Lifestyle Therapist
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Diana Maxwell explains how Meridian Tapping can help reprogram emotions and how this might be useful for Veterans suffering from PTSD.
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