Reviews and FestivalsTop 10 Editor's Choice, Booklist
Screened at American Psychological Association National Conference
Compelling, poignant, and heartfelt. An exceptional film to begin understanding post traumatic stress and the Vietnam veteran. Viewers not only come away with an awareness of the significance of post traumatic stress but see the transformation that begins for the veterans. "
– Educational Media Reviews Online
Movingly captures the continuing effects of post-traumatic stress syndrome on veterans of the Vietnam War while also looking at the development of therapeutic methods to help them address psychological issues."
- Video Librarian
Portrays a moving and heartfelt expression of grief and healing. It reminds us to remain vigilant to the hearts and souls of all veterans of combat."
–Science Books and Films (AAAS)
The veterans’ feelings are honest, raw, and heartfelt and offer viewers a clearer understanding of the emotional effects of war. Visits to villages, air-landing strips, monuments, and battlegrounds where blood was shed and lives were lost bring out strong emotions of what was done to the land and people of Vietnam and memories of fallen comrades."
–Booklist (American Library Association)
"Ed Tick reminds us we must be willing to walk through hell beside our veterans with our hearts wide open; he has given us one opportunity for a first step through this film. The healing has begun and our veterans will take their rightful place in our society."
- John Schluep, Vietnam era vet, Senior Pastor of First Congregational Church, Tallmadge, Ohio; Founder of The Warrior's Journey Home
"What a beautiful creation! It moved me to tears and inspired me to do more. So many beautiful principles that traditional therapy misses."
- Glenn R. Schiraldi, Ph.D., University of Maryland School of Public Health
"As a therapist I have worked with PTSD with a variety of clients. This short film gave me a deeper experience, a visual guide to how deep the wounds are and yet how deep healing can be... the film gives HOPE that it is never too late. The loving Vietnamese people, the way the children warmed the hearts of the vets, and the image of the vet walking with the water buffalo paint the spirit of our work - more so than words could ever do. I use this DVD as often as I can in giving presentations to the community on PTSD -- the images are profound - they bring sacred silence and often tears to the audience...."
- Lin Daly, Executive Director, Therapeutic Inpatient Facility, Milwaukee, WI