January 11, 2017 at 3:18 PM
Sussex, NJ -- A rare, hopeful look at the life of a veteran, beyond his demons.
Project Help, as a veterans support organization, is happy to support this showing of “Almost Sunrise” on January 22, 2017 at the Newton Theater.
Almost Sunrise tells the inspiring story of two young men, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson,
who, in an attempt to put their haunting Iraq combat experiences behind them, embark on an extraordinary journey – a 2,700 mile trek on foot across America.
Will this epic pilgrimage be enough to release them from their self-‐destructive impulses and give them the chance to begin life anew?
While the film exposes some of the brutality of war, it doesn’t dwell there. It’s ultimately a story of hope and potential solutions. Most importantly, the film reveals the promise of holistic practices for healing.
When Tom signs up for a special breathing workshop for veterans, he must confront his deepest spiritual identity. He encounters Father Thomas Keating, a renowned Trappist monk who has counseled veterans for decades, who gently illuminates need to turn inward to achieve true peace and gives guidance that culminates in a remarkable inner transformation rarely depicted on screen.
Where the stereotypes of “the broken veteran” or “homecoming hero” leave off, the film continues onward, offering an unprecedented portrait of those who return from war; rich, complex, far more hopeful. Almost Sunrise allows us to connect with a universal human aspiration for happiness and through Tom and Anthony’s genuine search for it, be reminded of our common soaring possibilities.
The film also acts as an urgent call for communities to better understand these deep-‐seated psychic wounds, and for the government to acknowledge and finally treat moral pain by using methods other than pills.
Almost Sunrise deftly and movingly demonstrates the promise of holistic healing practices is on the horizon in a way that we cannot afford to ignore.
As part of Project Help’s mission, the holist element is a major contributing factor being made available to our veterans and their families.
Please join with Project Help, on January 22, 2017 at the Newton Theater at 3PM in learning about this issue and understanding how we, the people must stand for our troops help spread the word. The theater is located at Spring St., Newton NJ. Tickets are only $7 and can be purchased online now at http://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/EventSearch?presenter=NEWTON&event=M025
Project Help is a 501c3 charity dedicated to the welfare of veterans and their families. Their website is www.ProjectHelp.US and www.Facebook.com/ProjectHelpUS. For more information, please contact Project Help at 973-875-2068 or email Sandy@mitchellclan.com.