Sedona: International City Of Peace In Partnership With The Sedona International Film Festival And Sedona War Veterans Presents Leave No Soldier: A Feature Length Documentary, and The Underworld Journey Of A Soldier’s Soul: A Vietnam Veterans Personal Journey From Childhood Through War
Sedona AZ (August 29, 2013) – On Wednesday, Sept. 11 Sedona: International City of Peace in partnership with the Sedona International Film Festival and Sedona war veterans invite you to attend “Leave No Soldier: A Feature Length Documentary” directed, produced and co-written by Donna Vassin at the Mary D. Fisher Theater.
“The Underworld Journey Of A Soldier’s Soul” written and produced by Eduard Uzumeckis, PhD, will precede the documentary. This is a short story of one soldier’s personal journey from childhood through his return from the war in Vietnam. The performances will begin at 7:00pm followed by a group conversation on restoring oneself and one’s community in the face of tragedy.
The discussion will be facilitated by Sedona: International City of Peace who maintains that “Our community flourishes, by consciously nurturing and contributing to ways for individuals, families, organizations, communities and nations to thrive through fostering a culture of peace!”
During the production of “Leave No Soldier” Donna Vassin came to know a great deal about the struggle of many of our returning soldiers, and their extraordinary courage in dealing with the painful aftermath of war. For this reason, she chose not to make another film about war’s trauma, but instead to focus on how some of our war veterans have come together in an effort to mourn and support each other.
“Leave No Soldier” depicts the highly emotional journey of two communities of American war veterans, Rolling Thunder, Inc. and Veterans For Peace, as each sets out to redirect their grief and rage into a redemptive advocacy for soldiers at war overseas, and for wounded warriors at home. Feeling betrayed by their government, both groups vow that never again will one group of veterans abandon another.
The panel following the films will address what we, as a community and society, might do to attain restoration and a sense of peace both personally and collectively in the aftermath of tragic events.
“Leave No Soldier” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.
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