Award winning documentary about four war veterans who transformed trauma into hope and healing through yoga and meditation.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a debilitating mental disorder that affects approximately 20% of people involved in armed conflict. There is no clinically proven cure for its effects. In the distant island of Tasmania, however, a remarkable story unfolded over the last 20 years that challenges this notion. Four debilitated war veterans who thought they would never feel joy again, found hope, healing and peace. "Heroes Of Peace" tells the story of how yoga and meditation, when harnessed holistically, can heal the scars of trauma and transform lives.
Shot in Hobart, Tasmania in 2014.
Director/D.O.P/Editor: Ryan Jasper Walsh
Concept/Coordinator/Producer: Helen Cushing
Production Assistant: Robert Henry
Editing Assistant: Jake Houston Harris
Additional Camera: David Pyefinch
Transcription: Swami Neelmani, Karunananda
Music: Crixus, Mobygratis, iStock
Funded by the generous support of individuals and organisations, including major sponsorship from the Returned Services League (RSL), Tasmanian Branch.
A project of Life Beyond Trauma, an initiative of the Yoga Assoc. of Tasmania and Ganges Yoga:
Produced by Ryan Jasper Film:
Copyright Helen Cushing and Ryan Jasper Walsh 2015.