NCAG will host an information table at the screening of Project 22 Film and Helping Agency Fair at Bellevue University’s Criss Auditorium Thursday, Oct. 22 at 6pm
TO SEE TRAILER OF PROJECT 22: http://medicinalmissions.com/
MAKING OF PROJECT 22 FILM (from their website):
Project 22 was a 22 day, 6,500 mile motorcycle awareness campaign from San Francisco to New York City to raise awareness of the high rate of suicides within the Veteran community. As we traveled across the country, we spoke with many Veterans who had contemplated or attempted suicide and asked them for their stories; what led them to it and what brought them out of it. The responses regarding the challenges were in remarkable unison although the hope they found came in many different forms. We were able to explore the therapeutic potential behind sailing, pottery, education, activism, family, service dogs, painting and more.
We also spoke with leading researchers of Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress, mental health clinicians and educators, as well as, leading experts in warrior culture and combat stress. Coupled with the insightful and potentially life changing information we captured in interviews, we filmed the motorcycle awareness campaign, including camping, several organized rides and our final ride being escorted into World Trade Center by the Port Authority Police Department. We gathered incredible footage and news coverage in multiple cities, including Pittsburgh and New York.
Doc flew back to Dallas with a small crew to film three interviews missed during the trip due to inclement weather. Medicinal Missions will continue the awareness campaign, through events and social media, leading up to and following the release of the documentary, Project 22.
Project 22 was entirely crowd-funded via an IndieGoGo campaign and private donations. In addition, the crew was offered food, lodging and assistance wherever we rode, helping keep production costs low. Project 22, a Medicinal Missions production, is fiscally sponsored by From The Heart Productions, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Project 22’s Mission:
To transform, expand and partner, continuing to provide therapeutic and empowering resources to our nation’s Warriors.
To combine cutting edge research with historical methods of therapy, ritual and healing in search of a Warrior’s Path befitting today’s returning Veterans.
To utilize Film and Television as a platform to efficiently reach Veterans across our nation and around the world.
For questions or inquiries contact Neil Wattier at 402-980-3373