THURS OCT 13 I 8:25PM I HARBOURFRONT CENTRE THEATRE
FRI OCT 14 I 8:15PM I STUDIO THEATRE
DOCUMENTARY I USA 2016 I 98 MINS. I ENGLISH
American Iraq War veterans Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson return home to find themselves debilitated by depression and haunted by memories of war. Eager to escape their suicidal thoughts and return to a normal life, the pair embarks on an epic 2,700 mile walk from Wisconsin to California. Swapping stories with other veterans and mental health advocates along the way, Tom and Anthony’s journey sheds critical light on the moral complexity of modern war and the emotional toll it takes.
Almost Sunrise will be followed by a panel and Q&A with the filmmaker Marty Syjuco and our nonprofit partners Wounded Warriors Canada. Stay to discuss the film and the concept of moral injury and learn how you can help veterans in your community!
Plus visit the CONVERSATION ROOM after the film and learn how you can turn your passion into action. Stop in for coffee and snacks, discuss the issues, sign petitions, volunteer and become more knowledgeable about the things you care about.
Michael is an Emmy® nominated filmmaker and the founder of Thoughtful Robot Productions. In 2005 he directed "Caught in an Injustice", a one-hour documentary broadcast on Spanish national television that received Special Mention at the 15th International TV3 Actual Awards. In 2010 Michael’s short film, "Gerthy’s Roots", won the Belief Matters Award and was selected for the Media that Matters collection.
In 2011 he completed "Give Up Tomorrow", his documentary feature film seven years in the making. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and won the Audience Award and a Special Jury Prize for Best New Director. The film went on to screen in over 75 festivals in 40+ countries, winning 18 major awards including seven Audience Awards, four Human Rights Awards and the Activism Award at Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival.Recently "Give Up Tomorrow" was selected for the Puma Impact Award and was nominated for an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism.
Producers: Marty Syjuco
Editor: Eric Daniel Metzgar
Writers: Michael Collins, Eric Daniel Metzgar
Cinematographers: Clarissa de los Reyes, Gideon de Villiers
Principle Cast: Tom Voss, Anthony Anderson, Katinka Hooyer, Holly Anderson, Wolf Walker
Production Company: Thoughtful Robot Productions