Veterans Day at The 41st Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival: MENDING THE LINE with MIND ZONE

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Tough as nails, gentle as a poet, and determined as a badger, 90-year-old Frank Moore has always loved to fly fish. In 1944, he landed with 150,000 other troops on the beaches of Normandy, France for the D-Day invasion. Despite the war around him, he couldn’t help but notice the fishing potential of the rivers he and his fellow troops crossed as they made their way into France. Seventy years later, reflecting on his life, Moore is compelled to return to Normandy, this time armed not with a gun but with fly rod and reel. Director John Waller’s inspirational film follows Moore on his arduous physical and emotional journey from home on the North Umpqua River to the battlefields of his youth. (40 mins.)

 

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MIND ZONE

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Filmmaker/Psychologist Jan Haaken’s MIND ZONE follows therapists with the 113th Army Combat Stress Control detachment as they carry out two conflicting missions: protecting soldiers from battle fatigue and keeping these same soldiers in the fight. With psychiatric casualties mounting, the United States Army ups the deployment of mental health detachments to war zones—an undertaking on a scale previously unimaginable. As the 113th is deployed to Afghanistan and trains for their dual roles as soldiers and healers, Colonel David Rabb and his team of therapists are equipped with a wide arsenal of psychological techniques. The documentary moves between the battle zone and the home front, offering a rarely seen glimpse of heated debates within the field of psychology over diagnosis and treatment of combat conditions and the limits of using categories such as post-traumatic stress disorder to capture the psychological impacts of warfare. (50 mins.)

MENDING THE LINE and MIND ZONE screen Tuesday, November 11 at 6pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).  The film is being presented as part of the 41st Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival.
Tickets are available online or at the door.

Our thanks to Festival sponsors and supporters: LAIKA, Pro Photo Supply, Oregon Arts Commission, The Portland Mercury, Regional Arts & Culture Council, The Jackson Foundation, McMenamins, North By Northwest, Potboiler Story Company, Chipotle Mexican Grill, KIND Healthy Snacks, Mission Control, Oregon Governor’s Office of Film & Television, Metro, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Koerner Camera Systems, and Funnelbox Production Studios.

Purchase tickets in advance and SAVE!!!  Advance tickets available exclusively from Mercury Tickets here: http://bit.ly/1wPahPi
Official NWFest41 microsite: http://festivals.nwfilm.org/nwfest41/

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