Posted:June 2, 2016 4:28 PM MST
Tallwood presents a special Flag Day screening of “When War Comes Home,” a new documentary that profiles three soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). The film follows them as they face the toughest battle of their lives – trying to find a way to readjust to life with their families and build a healthy future out of a present that is wracked by pain, stress and loss.
“When War Comes Home” was produced and directed by Emmy Award-winning director Michael King (“The Rescuers”). It will screen Tuesday, June 4 at 7:30pm at the Majestic Bay Theater. Tickets are free.
The world premiere of “When War Comes Home” is sponsored by the R4 Alliance. The film was Executive Produced by Debby Hyde and Jenny Harris.
The film tells the story of three soldiers. Wes Carlile is a former U.S. Army Chaplin’s Assistant during the Iraq War, who was overwhelmed by the death of friends and fellow soldiers. Returning home, his post-traumatic stress endangers his wife Andrea Carlile and their two daughters. Emmanuel Bernandin served as both a Naval Technician in Afghanistan and in a Naval detainee camp in Iraq. He was inflicted with PTS, from the guilt of surviving his fourteen fellow brother-in-arms in a massive suicide bombing in Afghanistan, which led him down a path of attempted suicide and commitments to mental institutions. Spencer Milo was a Sergeant in the US Army until an injury from a suicide bomber medically retired him. Despite crippling anxiety and grossly over-medicating, he is attempting to adjust to civilian life with his wife Sarah, his daughter, and the help of a service dog.
All three are helped by the crusading efforts of Seattle’s retired Four Star General Peter Chiarelli, who is working to find better solutions for treating post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.
The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion with General Chiarelli, Spencer Milo, Andrea Carlile, and Michael King.
Audience interested in attending can reserve their seat by contacting Jenni Riley firstname.lastname@example.org. Seats are also available on a first-come, first-served basis.