SOCIAL ISSUES, CONSCIOUS SOLUTIONS
Documentary Feature: Mary D. Fisher Theatre Saturday, Jun 4, 10:00 am
SECOND SCREENING: Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sunday, Jun 5, 1:00 pm
Interweaving the stories of four Iraq War veterans, Thank You for Your Service takes aim at the nation's crippled understanding of war trauma and failed policies designed to treat a national crisis. Reentry into civilian life presents difficult and varied challenges of PTSD, from survivor's guilt to moral dilemma. However, alternative modalities in Native American ceremonial rituals, inner peace derived from meditative practice and the tranquility brought by equine therapy brings these soldiers real healing. Listen to candid interviews of top military and civilian leaders, including Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Admiral Mike Mullen, Generals David Petraeus and Loree Sutton, Senator Patty Murray and Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
A reel healing session is included with the first screening only.
A Q&A with director Tom Donahue, producer Ilan Arboleda and Sgt. William Rodriguez follows.
REEL HEALING: Healing The Body With Yoga Nidra
Join Sgt. William Rodriguez, MSW, from the film and an iRest graduate, as he leads us in a profound and moving Yoga Nidra experience to rest the body and soul. Over the past 10 years, William has dedicated his time and study to helping people cope with issues such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicide, anxiety, depression and substance abuse through this powerful tool.