The Documentary Film Institute and Veteran Documentary Corps are excited to announce the limited release of filmmaker Ingrid Schulz’s new film, Finding a Safe Place. Ingrid was generous enough to share a few words on her new documentary:
“I am pleased to announce that the Veteran Documentary Corps is distributing the film Finding A Safe Place,” a film that relays the experiences of several veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and promotes an awareness of the healing power of animal-assisted therapy.
The film focuses on three veterans, Tina, Dennis and Aaron: Tina suffered from a military sexual assault and experienced panic attacks, nightmares, and the fear of being followed. Dennis experienced hearing and balance loss resulting from a puzzling incident occurring during the Vietnam War. Aaron had difficulty adjusting to civilian life after his deployment in Kuwait.
Although interventions of psychotherapy and medicine can improve symptoms, in the long run, an alternate intervention – the adoption of service dogs, appears to provide the most sustained relief.”