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Almost Sunrise

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About The Movie

Film Synopsis

Almost Sunrise follows two Iraq veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, both tormented by depression for years after they returned home and pushed to the edge of suicide. The two embark on an extraordinary journey -- a 2,700 mile walk across the country from Wisconsin to California, in order to reflect on their haunting experiences of war and to ultimately, save themselves. Will this epic pilgrimage allow them to begin the new life they so desperately seek?

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"AS INSPIRATIONAL AS IT IS EDUCATIONAL"
Caroline Jones BY Washington City Paper’s Guide to AFI Docs 2016
“THIS MOVING DOCUMENTARY HAS A COMPELLING URGENCY"
Frank Scheck of THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
ALMOST SUNRISE IS AN INSIGHTFUL AND POWERFUL DOCUMENTARY.
Unpaid Film Critic
AN UNPRECEDENTED PORTRAIT OF THOSE WHO RETURN FROM WAR.
Janet Donovan of Hollywood on the Potomac
"ALMOST SUNRISE IS TRULY SPECIAL AND MUST BE SEEN"
Steve Kopian of Unseen Films
EMOTIONALY GRIPPING.
Mark Rifkin on This Week in New York

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Veteran Resources

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We are the first national civilian not-for-profit organization dedicated to preventing active duty and Veteran suicide.

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Our mission is to improve the quality of life for returning veterans and their families. We provide safe and effective techniques for stress relief, greater health and well-being, and empowerment.

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The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) offers compassionate care to all those grieving the death of a loved one serving in our Armed Forces.

Screenings

  • 26August

    2016 MountainSummit: MountainFilm in Aspen

    • Friday, August 26, 2016 at 5:30 pm
    • Wheeler Opera House, Aspen, Colorado
  • 06October

    Southern Circuit Tour - Monroe, North Carolina

    • Thursday, October 6, 2016 - Time TBD
    • Union County Community Arts Council/Wingate University
  • 07October

    Southern Circuit Tour - Hapeville, Georgia

    • Friday, October 7, 2016, Time TBD
    • City of Hapeville Association of Trade & Tourism
  • 10October

    Southern Circuit Tour - Troy, Alabama

    • Monday, October 10, 2016, Time TBD
    • Troy University, Office of Service Learning & Civic Engagement
  • 12October

    Southern Circuit Tour - Jackson, Mississippi

    • Wednesday, October 12, 2016, Time TBD
    • Crossroads Film Society
  • 13October

    Southern Circuit Tour - Barbourville, Kentucky

    • Thursday, October 13, 2016, Time TBD
    • Union College, Barbourville, KY
  • 14October

    Southern Circuit Tour - Sheffield, Alabama

    • Friday, October 14, 2016, Time TBD
    • The Tennessee Valley Art Association/Ritz Theatre, Sheffield, AL
  • 15October

    Southern Circuit Tour - Roswell, Georgia

    • Saturday, October 15, 2016, Time TBD
    • City of Roswell, Roswell, GA

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“War Wounds That Time Alone Cant Heal”

  Jun 6, 2016     almostsunrise

byJane E. BrodyNo doubt in the course of your life, you did something, or failed to do something, that left you feeling guilty or ashamed. What if that something was in such violation of your moral compass that you felt unable to forgive yourself, undeserving of happiness, perhaps even unfit to live?   Read more...

“Mountainfilm awards announced”

  Jun 1, 2016     almostsunrise

By Laurel Black At this years Mountainfilm, people literally dropped out of the sky. A bold, larger-than-life mural sparked discussion in the community. The festivals Moving Mountains prize gives money to a nonprofit featured in a film this year, Project Welcome Home Troops, featured in Almost Sunrise,   Read more:  ...

“Documentary follows Iraq War vets across country”

  May 30, 2016     almostsunrise

FOX News Shepard Smith Reporting Veteran in 'Almost Sunrise' describes his journey   http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/shepard-smith/#/v/4919500423001...

“Almost Sunrise soars as deeply moving film portrait of two men trying to heal”

  May 28, 2016     almostsunrise

By Steve Kopian We have to applaud Michael Collins for making a film that genuinely will move you to tears. World Premiering at the Tellluride Mountainfilm Festival and playing soon at several other festivals ALMOST SUNRISE is the story of Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, two veterans who decide to walk across America hoping to find a way to heal themselves by spreading awareness of PTS and the fa...

“Veteran Overcomes PTSD with Help of Breathing Meditation”

  May 26, 2016     almostsunrise

By Kristen Shaughnessy   In this Healthy Living report, Time Warner Cable News Kristen Shaughnessy explains how yoga-based breathing techniques helped one veteran overcome post-traumatic stress disorder.   http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/healthy-living/2016/05/25/veteran-overcomes-ptsd-with-help-of-breathing-meditation.html  ...

Almost Sunrise documentary delves into moral injury among veterans”

  May 26, 2016     almostsunrise

KOTO Community Radio 91.7 FM By Cara Pallone     https://soundcloud.com/koto-community-radio-490126417/newscast-5-26-16...

“Steps toward healing”

  May 26, 2016     almostsunrise

By Laurel Black Almost Sunrise shows transformation of veterans through nature Its not uncommon to turn to a long walk perhaps a mile, maybe two to clear ones head.Less common is the 2,700-mile walk that took Anthony Anderson and Tom Voss from Wisconsin to California.But then again, the pair of Iraq combat veterans had more to work through than most civilians can comprehend. ...

“Veterans Walk 2,700 Miles to Help Their Own”

  May 26, 2016     almostsunrise

By Kat Long Their epic trek, both physical and psychological, is chronicled in the new documentary Almost Sunrise, premiering at Mountainfilm in Telluride, Coloraldo over Memorial Day weekend. As we walked toward the ocean, I knew my wife, daughter, and sister were waiting at the finish line, Anthony Anderson remembers. The walk was over, and now it was about putting my money where my mouth...

“Almost Sunrise Documentary to Help Open Telluride Mountainfilm Festival”

  May 26, 2016     almostsunrise

By Gregg Kilday The film about two Iraq War vets also will screen at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival and AFI Docs.Michael Collins and Marty Syjuco's documentary feature Almost Sunrise will have its world premiere on the opening night of the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival, which kicks off Friday.   Read More  ...

“Telluride Mountainfilm 2016 features movies with a conscience”

  May 24, 2016     almostsunrise

By John Wenzel The festival offerseverything from short environmental documentaries shot on iPhones to epic nonfiction features on political, spiritual and humanitarian topics, such as the healing-focused Almost Sunrise, which followstwo Iraq veterans on a 2,700-mile foot trek across America. Read More...

“Demonstrates the Power of Meditation & Nature in Healing Moral Injury of War”

  May 19, 2016     almostsunrise

By Lawrence Gleeson Once in a while, a film comes along that breaks from the genre. But a unique new film takes a rare, uplifting look at the life of veterans beyond their demons. Read more  ...