Odysseus in America is a documentary film based on psychiatrist Dr. Jonathan Shay’s groundbreaking book. The book and the film reveal the parallels in Odysseus’ epic ten-year journey home from Troy— sung by Homer 3,000 years ago — to events in the lives of todays American combat veterans. The ancients, the film argues, understood the psychological impact of combat on all those who fight, survive, and return home.
Rudy Reyes, USMC Force Recon
Steven Pressfield, Author
Colby Buzzell,Stryker Brigade Combat Team, U.S. Army
Ronald Santa, U.S. Army, Chosin Reservoir veteran
Max Cleland, former Senator, U.S. Army, Vietnam veteran
Marianne Martin, wife of fallen Marine Shawn Martin