Ashland Film Festival, Audience Choice: The Welcome
“The Welcome offers a fiercely intimate view of life after war: the fear, anger and isolation of post-traumatic stress that affects vets and family members alike. As we join them in a small room for an unusual five day healing retreat, we witness how the ruins of war can be transformed into the beauty of poetry. Here our perceptions are changed, our psyches strained, and our hearts broken. And at the end, when this poetry is shared with a large civilian audience, we begin to understand that all of us are a vital piece of the Welcome as Veterans try to find the way back home. Their examples of unflinching honesty, courage and love lift us up, inspiring all of us once again to feel our common humanity, always the first casualty of war.”
We would like to extend gratitude to Kim and Bill for working so hard to make this idea come to be. We encourage you to share this healing film, all donations will go toward Distribution, Outreach and Audience Engagement. Help to make an impact with this film. All donations tax deductible: Please visit The Marion Institute 501(c)3, Fiscal Sponsor, to support this important project.