Almost Sunrise

On Thursday, November 17, 2016, the Doyle Program co-sponsored a campus event held in conjunction with Military Awareness Month (November). The Georgetown’s Student Veterans Association partnered with Vet’s Voices, a Hoya-alumae-founded organization that promotes storytelling as a tool through which to process the varied experience of veterans, to host a campus screening of the documentary, Almost Sunrise. The film captures the experiences of two soldiers who backpack 2,700 miles in search of a way to make sense of their experiences in war and specifically redemption and acceptance. The screening was followed by a discussion with the film’s director, Michael Collins, as well as Georgetown’s Director for Jewish Life Rabbi Rachel Gartner and a staff psychologist at Georgetown’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS), Michael Tartaglia. The powerful discussion that followed centered on the budding concept of “moral injury” that many veterans face and myriad ways each veteran takes their experiences with them in their lives beyond days of active service. See a video about the Georgetown screening here.

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