Veterans

ALMOST SUNRISE IMPACT CAMPAIGN MISSION IS TO EMPOWER VETERANS, FAMILY MEMBERS, AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO EXPLORE EVIDENCE-BASED SOLUTIONS FOR MORAL INJURY, PTSD, AND BREAKING THE STIGMA AROUND MENTAL HEALTH.

This film will save lives!

Brian Kinsella, Founder of Stop Soldier Suicide

We are partnering with veterans associations to bring this film all over the country. Join this movement and bring ALMOST SUNRISE to your community or conference.

HOST A SCREENING

Brian Kinsella of Stop Soldier Suicide.

WHAT VETERANS ARE SAYING

“The film was excellent for a number of reasons and captured the multi-dimensional nature of going to war, living life in the military and the interplay between the warrior ethos and the psychological trauma and living life in general.”

– Col. Jeffrey S. Yarvis, PhD. The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas

“It’s a must see for all of America, and a can’t miss for all those who served. Because it has a way of telling the veterans story that even civilians can understand.” - Captain Jack Lea, Executive Director, National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces (NCMAF)

“Almost Sunrise has so much to offer to show the transformational process. What strikes me is the care, compassion and concern that went into making this movie. The unflinching reality of war, but there was nothing gratuitous about how war was depicted.” Loree Sutton, MD. Ret. Brigadier General

“Almost Sunrise is the most eloquent, compelling, and encouraging chronicle of the journey of moral repair I have ever seen. “ William Nash, PhD. Director of Psychological Health United States Marine Corps

“We as a society have a long way to go to raise awareness around moral injury and last night's event allowed us to come together as a community to identify that this is not an isolated problem and that there are multiple avenues for us to work collaboratively to support one another. “ LeNaya Hezel, Director of the Veterans Office - Georgetown University

Bring this experience to veterans in your community

Almost Sunrise is an excellent tool for organizations

Almost Sunrise has successfully collaborated with various veterans’ organizations to raise awareness, build membership, and fundraise for campaigns. Some of these veterans’ organizations include:

Almost Sunrise is an excellent tool for organizations to:

  • Connect with local community
  • Membership drives
  • Mental Health Care awareness
  • Fundraising
  • Centerpiece of your conference & Keynote Presentations
  • Platform to discuss the following topics:
  • Moral Injury
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Veterans Issues: Family dynamics through traumatic times, Reintegration, Community support
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Nature based and Holistic healing therapies

Connecting with civilians in the community

BRIDGING THE CIVILIAN-MILITARY DIVIDE

Often after screenings meaningful conversations between the military and civilian community members take place going far beyond “thank you for your service.” Civilians are expressing a better understanding of the complexity of the veteran experience, seeing beyond the stereotypes of Broken Soldier or Homecoming Hero. A common question from civilians is “what can I do to help?”

HOST A SCREENING

STUDENT VETERANS ON CAMPUS

As part of our MOVING MOUNTAINS Impact Campaign, we are planning to bring the Film + Immersion Activities to hundreds of schools and universities across the country, with a special initiative to partner with university-based student veteran organizations. We are proud to have a presence in building a unique opportunity to bring veterans and civilians together.

“I couldn't have imagined the evening coming together any better. I think this is the first step in making space for veterans both on and off campus to discuss mental health and for non-military students to understand the veteran experience.”

Cristine Starke, President Georgetown Student Veteran's Association

GEORGETOWN SVA SCREENING

HOST AN EDUCATIONAL SCREENING

DONATE A VETERANS WELLNESS KIT

A great way to support the campaign and directly impact the lives of veterans is to donate Veterans Wellness Kits to individuals or organizations. LEARN MORE

Screening Kits

We will provide you with the support materials you need to succeed, including postcards and mini-posters to publicize your event, as well as invitations and other information that you can send out by email.

Our screening kits include:

  • DVD or Blu-ray
  • Film postcards
  • Host-a-screening tips and guidelines
  • Links to all of the film’s digital resource
  • Discussion guide

Make the event especially memorable by inviting one of our featured experts to appear either in person or via Skype for a question-and-answer session following a screening.