This is a video that I edited out of public testimony given about the effects of the War on returning veterans to raise awareness about the bridge we are trying to build with our mission: A Happy Medium. Please share with with returning Veterans you may know and encourage them to share some feedback with us.
A HAPPY MEDIUM - A documentary, A Narrative, A Social Experiment for change.
Ultimately, A Happy Medium is more than a collection of documentary and narrative films, it is series of experiments designed to connect Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan war with each other and help them with resources and needs upon their return. There will be over a million returning veterans from these wars. A Happy Medium is a mission for the social good - that ultimately needs your participation.
As it continues to develop, “A Happy Medium” has an immediate goal of bringing Veterans of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan together, and this video was made to get Veterans interested in collaborating and most importantly, communicating with each other.
The testimony was recorded by Aaron Glantz at the website warcomeshome.com. He is author of two upcoming books The War Comes Home: Washington's Battle Against America's Veterans (UC Press) and Winter Soldier Iraq and Afghanistan: Eyewitness Accounts of the Occupations.
The ultimate aim of “A Happy Medium” as a social experiment - is to connect Veterans from the Iraq war with a collaborative of creative artists to share and tell their stories in a variety of means both documentary and narrative.
This is a non-religious, non-political project, and it is not anti-war propaganda. It is not an expose. This project is about caring for our troops. Giving a damn for the lives that were lost, and for the heroes that have returned home. For risking their very lives, they are safe from judgement here.
WATCH THE VIDEO.
”A Happy Medium” through the truthful exchange of feelings, ideas, and inspirations - aims to understand and support wholeheartedly the veterans returning from our foreign wars - and to find ways to connect them to each other, and reintegrate them into our society in a healthy, peaceful, deeply fulfilling manner.
Feel free to register for the site and to suggest additions, links, research & referrals. If you are a vet and would like to share your story, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We are hoping to communicate with Veterans willing to share their stories in a non-judgmental, supportive and creative atmosphere. We fully intend to return a large portion of any revenue or proceeds from this project directly to services supporting the Veterans of the Iraq & Afghanistan wars - and directly to Veterans in need of dire assistance.
A Happy Medium - An American Soldier Returns Home.
It is important that you participate in this project. At least share the video.
It is for our million+ American soldiers returning home, and is to raise awareness about their needs, their traumas, and how we can help them to heal.
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