The Cross Generational Battle with PTSD.
December 12, 2015
“Powerful! Important! Outstanding!” “Excellent film.” “Realistic and moving… everyone needs to see.”
“I think you might have helped me to acknowledge my PTSD issues. Thank you.” – Vietnam veteran & Purple Heart recipient
“This is important for all Americans to see.” “Thank you for producing a film that will help vets across generations.”
“Captured this issue as perfectly as possible.” “Thought provoking.” “Very informative, educational, inspiring.”
“A++.” “Beautiful. So important.” “Thank you for getting the reality out.” “Fantastic.” “A powerful film.”
Twenty-two U.S. veterans take their own lives EVERY DAY. Seventy-five veterans attempt suicide EVERY DAY. We know this film project will help.
22/75. One Is Too Many.
ACRONYM: The Cross-Generational Battle With PTSD is the latest film that premiered November 11, Veterans Day.
The film focuses on veterans from every war since WWII and the common bond they share: the demons only war can bring.
For some WWII veterans, they are only now dealing with their PTSD – some 70 years after their service. Three generations of soldiers later, veterans just out of the war theater can relate to what their predecessors are dealing with. They share a common bond.
ACRONYM approaches the topic from a completely different angle.
We have interviewed WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf Wars I & II, Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans for this incredibly touching portrayal of life with PTSD. Young and old. Black and white. Men and women. These are stories that must be told.
ACRONYM is comprised of ten chapters:
1) We introduce the viewer to each veteran, hear their background stories and learn about the events that have led to their diagnosis;
2) Learn from doctors, psychiatrists and other leading experts as to what happens within the brain that causes PTSD and triggers PTSD symptoms;
3) The documentary also presents different alternative treatment options, both traditional and promising non-traditional techniques; and
4) Finally – after hearing the triumphs and struggles, heartbreak and sacrifice – we look ahead with hope.
PTSD/TBI are issues that will live long into the future.
Executive Producer and Director Steffan Tubbs experienced his own PTSD after covering the Oklahoma City bombing at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building April 19-24, 1995. When he returned to Denver, a co-worker asked, “Are you OK? You don’t seem like you.” Tubbs accepted an offer to seek PTSD counseling the next six months, going through a variety of therapies including EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing – a form of psychotherapy. It worked.
The goal at Mountain Time Media is simple: if we are able to get even one veteran – after seeing ACRONYM – to realize he is not alone and as a result will seek out treatment or counseling, we will feel we have succeeded.