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MILE MARKER

MILE MARKER REVIEWED

“Mile Marker” tackles PTSD in a way I rarely see tackled. Treat it as a public health issue and explore all avenues to beat it. Too often, we see the results and never any solutions. Spurred on by the 2014 death of his battle buddy, director Korey Rowe takes us throughout the US to see what treatment options are available to veterans. The psychologists in Vermont offer from great insight at the National Center for PTSD. But, it’s interesting to see that juxtaposed with the veterans that Rowe talks to during the documentary.

What really makes this film special is that it was a passion project. Rather than making edits and toning down the content, Korey Rowe chose to release the movie independently. Rowe isn’t afraid to look away from the fact that a lot of veterans aren’t seeing a road forward. For every soldier that has a breakthrough with therapy, CBD oil or other tools; there’s a rural soldier that doesn’t know what’s available. Too often, news media and documentaries want to act like these guys are trapped in the prison of their mind. But, it’s worse.

For as interconnected as America is during the Information Age, the physical resources stay limited and fixed to key areas. If this documentary does anything, it makes knowledge available from those that might not even know how to research the material or even find the location. In this day and age, that’s the best thing you can hope for in regards to improving the health of others. As Memorial Day weekend approaches, documentaries like this become must-see material.

Crack open iTunes and download this documentary on Tuesday. Support material made by veterans for veterans, as they aim to save more veterans from the troubles that come with life after combat.

FILM STATS

  • 1 hr and 34 mins
  • Not Rated
  • Prism Pictures

RELEASE DATE: 5/22/18 (exclusively on iTunes)

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