WORLD PREMIERE: NEW YORK CITY
TALLWOOD PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
WHEN WAR COMES HOME
Monday, October 24 beginning at 6:30pm
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Special Guests include Director Michael King, Arnold Fisher, Commissioner Loree Sutton (bios below), and film subjects Spencer Milo, Emmanuel Bernadin and Andrea Carlile
**All guests available for interviews, as well as Executive Producers Debby Hyde and Jennifer Harris**
From Emmy Award-Winning Director Michael King, and Executive Producers Debby Hyde and Jennifer Harris, When War Comes Home is a documentary feature film focusing on the lives of these three soldiers returning from combat. They search for the courage to overcome their demons and painful memories of war. The crusading efforts of Seattle’s retired Four Star US Army General Peter Chiarelli to find better solutions for treating post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury is an on going challenge to provide the help our Veterans need.
The film puts a spotlight on how secondary trauma inflicts the Veteran’s families and children. As such the film provides insight to how post-traumatic stress affects our nation as a whole.
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Opening remarks by:
Chip Fisher – Chairman & CEO of R4 Alliance
Bert Gillette – Director of Operations, R4 Alliance
Taylor Justice – CoFounder & CBO of UniteUS
Rick Yount - Executive Director of Warrior Canine Connection
Entertainment by: Tora Fisher
7:45 Screening of When War Comes Home
9:30 Panel Discussion
Special Guests Include Director Michael King, Arnold Fisher, Commissioner Loree Sutton, Spencer Milo, Emmanuel Bernadin and Andrea Carlile.
Michael W. King (Producer/Director)
Michael King has produced, directed, and written documentaries, music videos, and feature films for over two decades. Michael graduated from Connecticut College with a B.A. in Government. He also holds an M.A. in Film Studies from the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands and a postgraduate degree in Feature Film Directing from the Amsterdam Academy of Arts (Maurits Binger Film Institute). In 2009, Michael was awarded Switzerland’s Carl Lutz Medal of Freedom. He was presented Connecticut College’s 2010 Harriet Buescher Lawrence ’34 Prize for his lifework in film and television. In 1999, Michael’s PBS documentary on youth violence in America, Bangin’, won the Emmy and International Television and Video Association Award for Best Documentary and Best Editing. In 2007, he completed a feature documentary entitled Rapping with Shakespeare and was nominated for an A&E Indie Filmmaker Award (2008). In 2011, Michael completed his critically-acclaimed documentary The Rescuers with Sir Martin Gilbert, Stephanie Nyombayire, and HRH Prince Charles. The Rescuers was nominated for an NAACP Image Award (2012).
Retired Army Brigadier General Loree Sutton, MD
Lorree Sutton is a psychiatrist whose culminating military assignment involved serving as the Founding Director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) from 2007 to 2010. Sutton co-founded Threshold GlobalWorks (www.thresholdglobalworks.com) in 2011 and served as Co-Director until August 2014, when she was appointed as NYC Commissioner, Mayor's Office of Veterans' Affairs (MOVA). Sutton assumed her new duties as MOVA Commissioner on September 1, 2014. Since retiring from military service in November 2010, Sutton has been recognized by numerous institutions, including New York University Department of Psychiatry; American Psychiatric Association President's Award; Loma Linda University Alumna of the Year; and the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Fellowship. Further, she has engaged with numerous organizations to catalyze and accelerate peer-to-peer self-regulation skills training for veterans, families and caregivers; women and girls; global health leaders; and social entrepreneurs. Organizations include PopTech, United Nations, St Johns University, Homeward Bound Adirondacks (HBA), National Intrepid Center of Excellence, Paws and Stripes, Barnard College, Center for a New American Security, Patton Veteran Productions, and Equus Medendi. Sutton views New York City as an ideal place for Veterans, our nation's leading renewable resource, to flourish. She is honored to serve as their Commissioner and advocate on their behalf.
Arnold Fisher Senior Partner, Fisher Brothers and Honorary Chairman, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Arnold was Chairman of the Board of the Intrepid Air, Sea and Space Museum Foundation from 2003-2006. He also spearheaded the efforts of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF), and in 2007 constructed The Center for the Intrepid, a state-of-the-art physical rehabilitation center at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. In 2008 Arnold led the construction of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence facility adjacent to the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. NICoE is designed to provide the most treatment plans for military personnel and veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress (PTS) and complex psychological health issues. Following the opening of NICoE, the IFHF committed to opening nine satellite facilities, known as Intrepid Spirit Centers to extend the care to the home bases of many of the troops suffering the effects of TBI and PTS. Arnold has also served as Chairman of the Fisher House Foundation from 1999 until 2003.To date there have been 70 Fisher houses built on US military bases around the country. He served as the Chairman of the Board of the Hall of Honor (Home of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society) and on the Board of the New York Chapter of the USO.