FALL 2017 MEN'S RETREAT SPECIAL PRESENTER
"Veterans Journey Home"
Veterans Journey Home is a one-hour program for TV produced by Warrior Films and Frederick Marx that tells the story of the 1.7 million returning U.S. veterans and what it takes for them to successfully transition back into civilian life. Whether officially diagnosed with PTSD or not, most vets carry the psychic scars of “moral injury” and will carry the battle within long after the bullets stop flying.
Our special guest presenter at this Fall's Sacred Path Men's Retreat will be Frederick Marx who will explain the shocking statistics and real-life challenges faced by U.S. veterans returning from active duty.
Frederick's film poses the question: How can these returning veterans be “re-civilianized” through trainings that are as effective as the ones that first turned them into soldiers? And what might that do for the 250,000 now in prisons? The 500,000 who are homeless? The 350,000 who are unemployed? What about for the 22 who commit suicide every day?
"What I know is that we are our brother’s keepers, and none of us are going to get out of “this” unless all of us get out of “this” – and your film is all about that….taking the shadow off the shoulders of the soldier and bringing that shadow back into our communities and country where we can all hold it together, share the burden, and walk it into the light."
— Barbara Whiteside Crary
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Frederick Marx / Warrior Films produces compelling documentary films about solutions to the world’s problems: Everyday people finding ways to overcome oppressive socio-economic barriers. Most known for HOOP DREAMS and transformational stories that transform lives. Though they specialize in stories of the poor, youth, people of color, the dispossessed . . . each story is issue specific. Warrior Films goes worldwide to tell the right story. Their last feature length film, JOURNEY FROM ZANSKAR is set in Zanskar, India. Their recent short film explains the necessity of providing healthy RITES OF PASSAGE for teens to attain mature adulthood. They will soon begin production on a film about returning US combat veterans getting the healing they deserve through VETERANS JOURNEY HOME. Changing the world . . . one story at a time.