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Here. Is. Better.

Jack Youngelson · 2023
105min · DCP
  • Saturday, Jul 22, 2023, 4:30pm
  • Sunday, Jul 23, 2023, 1:00pm

A soldier’s story is always personal, but never more than in HERE. IS. BETTER. This powerful documentary offers a uniquely hopeful and impactful perspective on a rising mental health crisis in America. Every year, nearly 13 million adults suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the U.S. alone. Veterans are up to three times more likely to have PTSD than civilians.

HERE. IS. BETTER. follows four of these Veterans, each with diverse backgrounds and service experience, as they undergo the most clinically effective, evidence-based trauma psychotherapies for PTSD.

With unprecedented access to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, HERE. IS. BETTER. interweaves these inspiring stories of men and women Veterans overcoming the debilitating effects of PTSD with treatments that can work, bringing hope to millions.

“A powerful film… [that] captures the lives of Veterans and people affected by PTSD and depicts their struggles and courage in a way that feels very personal and moving.” Claudia Puig, FilmWeek (KPCC – NPR Los Angeles)

“One of the most moving films I have seen in years, documentary or otherwise.” Dominic Patten, Deadline