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by Michael Collins and Marty Syjuco
Two friends, ex-soldiers, battle the moral injuries of war – and the temptation to escape through suicide – as they walk across America. Step by step, they confront demons, while discovering the power of community and spirituality to heal.
by Tina Mabry
When a bipolar patient abruptly stops taking his digitally encoded psych meds, a therapist named Ant must risk his life to avert catastrophe.
by Linda Hattendorf and Masahiro Yoshikawa
When 9/11 threatens 80-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani's life on the streets of New York, the artist begins to confront his painful past and finds hope, humanity, and home.
by Immy Humes
The amazing adventures of novelist and Paris Review founder Harold Louis “Doc” Humes — featuring a paper house, the Hip Messiah, Don Peyote, Leary, Mailer, Auster, and the FBI. A story about ideas, drugs, literature, protest, and paranoia, that sheds light on American cultural history as well as an original mind.
Global Voices, Independent Lens
by Frances Nkara
Blending experimental images with an intimate interview with therapist Robert Hall, this short film chronicles how one man transformed a childhood of abuse into a life of confidence and strength.
by Alix Blair, Jeremy M. Lange, and D.L. Anderson
A combat veteran starts a farm to help cultivate a healthier life outside the Army. While the sense of duty he once felt as a soldier returns, his crippling PTSD remains as he and his wife nervously anticipate the birth of their first child.
by Ramin Bahrani
An elderly man hires Solo, a Senegalese cab driver, to drive him to a mountaintop in North Carolina where he plans to commit suicide.
by Patrick Stettner
A young female soldier returns home after a traumatic tour of duty, taking a new medication that can selectively erase memories.
by Michel Orion Scott
When their son is diagnosed with autism, one Texas couple seeks the best medical treatment. Nothing works — until they discover their son’s connection to horses, and take a spiritual journey to Mongolia on an epic quest for healing.
by Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers
An intimate look at war through the eyes of women on the front lines and the U.S. military policy that bans them from combat.
Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens