Thursday, November 5, 2015
Office of College Advancement
Ohlone Hosts Documentary Film Screening in Honor of Veterans - Press Release, Office of College Advancement
Fremont, CA—In honor of veterans and their families, a screening of the documentary about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), That Which I Love Destroys Me, takes place in the Smith Center at Ohlone College in Fremont, on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 12:30pm. The hour-long film will be followed by a panel discussion, addressing services offered to veterans and their families, issues surrounding their reintegration to civilian life, and the trauma of PTSD. The film is co-presented by Comcast, Pivot TV, and Ohlone College.
The documentary explores the road to recovery of two elite soldiers, Tyler Grey and Jayson Floyd. They met as Army Rangers doing war patrols in 2002 at a Forward Operating Base in Afghanistan, in the wake of 9/11. They later returned home only to face a new battle; the effects and stigma of PTSD and their struggle to reintegrate into civilian life.
Grey and Floyd, who met up again years later, discovered how helping other veterans could free them of their own trauma-induced suffering. Billed as an “uncensored look at the epidemic of PTSD” the film follows the journey of these two wounded warriors as they struggle to heal and help others.
That Which I Love Destroys Me was directed, written and produced by Ric Roman Waugh, whose feature film credits include Snitch, with Dwayne Johnson, Felon, with Vin Diesel, and the upcoming Evel, about motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel.
The film screening is free and the public is encouraged to attend.Parking is free. Please enter on Witherly Lane and follow the signs to parking and the Smith Center. For more information please visit www.ohlone.edu/go/twildm.