The Patton Veterans Project: Conversations On Service, Community & Creative Expression

The Patton Veterans Project: Conversations On Service, Community & Creative Expression

The Patton Veterans Project uses filmmaking to help veterans coping with post-traumatic stress reduce social isolation and strengthen family, community, and professional bonds. These podcasts are intended for veterans and civilians alike to advance community dialogue and educate the public about the often invisible challenges that veterans in transition and their families face, and some of the ways veterans can creatively express them.


July 10, 2019 27 min

 In this episode, Patton Veterans Project/I WAS THERE Film Workshops Founder Benjamin Patton interviews neuroscientist Dr. Rachel Yehuda of the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in Bronx, NY, where nearly 100 veterans have crafted short films about challenging service experiences. Dr. Yehuda shares her observations and insights into the therapeutic value of the collaborative filmmaking process for American veterans.   Watch over 10...

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In this episode, Ben Patton interviews army combat veterans Sergeant First-Class David Acosta and retired Captain and West Point graduate Tony Martinez, who reflect on the experiences that led them to create short films addressing suicidal ideation, PTSD and other demons so many vets face. These are short films created by today's guests and other veterans at the Patton Veterans Project. Tony Martinez - Library of Self (TRT...

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