Veteran Angel Gonzalez's Short Film "Surviving the Homefront"
Angel reports on the Post-Deployment Health Crisis for the Sergeant Sullivan Center
Surviving the Homefront captures the struggle of a Veteran, Chris, who is adapting to life back home while working as a management consultant and struggling with an unexplained and occasionally debilitating chronic condition. 400,000 Veterans have sought care for ill-defined or undiagnosable illnesses though the Veterans Administration. Acknowledging these chronic conditions as part of the sacrifice of service is one way we can protect the honor and integrity of those who served us when we needed them most.
This film was produced in Bill Gentile's Backpack Video Journalism Workshop with a scholarship provided by the Sergeant Sullivan Center.
Bill Gentile, pictured left, is an Emmy Award winning journalist and professor at American University.
For more information on Bill's workshops see http://videojournalismworkshops.com/.
Views expressed in interviews, commentaries, and reports are not necessarily those of the Sergeant Sullivan Center and are presented to provide information and multiple perspectives on the post-deployment health crisis.