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HIDDEN WOUNDS – The Documentary – Aims to Tell the Raw Story.

Our intent is to tell the raw story – the raw story of the “military experience” downrange, the dynamic while deployed, the pivotal moments when they return home, and ultimately how they navigate the CIVILIAN workplace, the community and most significantly, their home with their loved ones. THE RAW Story has many layers AND we intend to delve and dig deep during intense interviews as they share how they navigate the rough terrain of civilian life after multiple deployments, how they maintain emotional healthy relationships within their community of fellow Veterans as well as their “tribe.”
 
Further, we will tell the raw story of Veteran suicide and talk to surviving family members, and how they are coping, and what they’ve done to honor their family members memory.Another element of this documentary will highlight grassroots organizations, Veteran owned non-profit organization, Hidden Wounds (https://hiddenwounds.org/) Project Josiah (https://projectjosiah.org/). Celebrate Freedom Foundation, gocff.org, Project Refit, projectrefit.us, Heroic Gardens, heroicgardens.org The Lazy Lab Hunting Club lazylabhc.org Awareness 22, https://awareness22.com/The Giordano Foundation.giordanofoundation.org
 
We will talk to major players at the Department of Veterans Affairs. We will ask bold questions to these experts. (e.g., How can they better serve Veterans and their families? What can VA providers do better and also discuss the paradigm shift to client centered -and their whole health initiative. 
 
We will delve into the latest research on how to best serve Veterans and their families, University of South Carolina’s Dr. Aubrey Sugeit will present straightforward evidence of combating PTSD. We will interview other Professors at Rutgers University in NJ conducting research involving effective therapies for Veterans to heal from PTSD. 
 
We will ask bold questions to politicians fighting on the frontlines every day for Veterans. (e.g., What are local and state politicians doing right now to take action?) We will interview Joe Wilson in SC and other politicians to explore real political change (Columbia, Philadelphia, New Jersey, etc.) 
 
And finally present a Call to Action – What outcomes do the military and Veteran community want to realize for our nation’s heroes? What the community at large can do to help? We will provide local resources for each state/region in the U.S.
 
We are raising funds for our full feature documentary – All insurance costs, administrative costs, accounting costs, Development, fundraising/marketing efforts, pre-production, production, post-production, film festival activities, outreach, marketing and distribution costs. We have successfully raised 10,000 dollars to fund the trailer and 1,000 dollars to film one shoot at the Army Navy game, featuring the president of the Lazy Lab Hunting Club.
 
The Barbara Giordano Foundation – serves the women veterans exclusively. They provide holistic wellness retreats, programs and unique therapies, professional development and other dynamic resources to empower Veteran women.
 
THANK YOU SO MUCH IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR SUPPORT FOR THIS VERY IMPORTANT FILM!
 
Click here to view the full trailer: https://youtu.be/q7lR3fdx1Qw

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