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The Patton Veterans Project uses filmmaking to help veterans coping with post-traumatic stress reduce social isolation and strengthen family, community, and professional bonds. These podcasts are intended for veterans and civilians alike to advance community dialogue and educate the public about the often invisible challenges that veterans in transition and their families face, and some of the ways veterans can creatively express them.

The Patton Veterans Project: Conversations On Service, Community & Creative Expression Patton Veterans Project, Inc.

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The Patton Veterans Project uses filmmaking to help veterans coping with post-traumatic stress reduce social isolation and strengthen family, community, and professional bonds. These podcasts are intended for veterans and civilians alike to advance community dialogue and educate the public about the often invisible challenges that veterans in transition and their families face, and some of the ways veterans can creatively express them.

    I Was There Films: A Conversation with Dr. Rachel Yehuda on the Therapeutic Power of Veteran Filmmaking

    I Was There Films: A Conversation with Dr. Rachel Yehuda on the Therapeutic Power of Veteran Filmmaking

     In this episode, Patton Veterans Project/I WAS THERE Film Workshops Founder Benjamin Patton interviews neuroscientist Dr. Rachel Yehuda of the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in Bronx, NY, where nearly 100 veterans have crafted short films about challenging service experiences. Dr. Yehuda shares her observations and insights into the therapeutic value of the collaborative filmmaking process for American veterans.   Watch over 100 short films produced at these workshops at the  I WAS THERE Film Workshops YouTube Channel.
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    • 27 min
    On Breaking Points and Overcoming them: Two commanders reflect

    On Breaking Points and Overcoming them: Two commanders reflect

    In this episode, Ben Patton interviews army combat veterans Sergeant First-Class David Acosta and retired Captain and West Point graduate Tony Martinez, who reflect on the experiences that led them to create short films addressing suicidal ideation, PTSD and other demons so many vets face.




    These are short films created by today's guests and other veterans at the Patton Veterans Project.

    Tony Martinez - Library of Self (TRT 5 min)




    David Acosta - Breaking Point (TRT 2 min)
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    • 33 min

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