Black Vietnam: INto The Light

Director: Ann James
Run Time:  26 mins 
Short, Documentary, Horizon Mental Health

Originally presented as part of the HORIZON MENTAL HEALTH FILM FESTIVAL, Black Vietnam verterans heal their symptoms of PTSD by retelling their stories of war and racism and engaging in holistic practices like meditation, tai chi and Reiki.

About Horizon Foundation Mental Health Film Festival

The Horizon Foundation’s Mental Health Film Festival is an event to build awareness and compassion for members of our community facing mental health challenges. The Foundation has hosted three film festivals drawing hundreds of people to watch films, discuss and reflect. Past events have featured documentaries highlighting issues such as U.S. veterans recovering from PTSD, youth anxiety, teen suicide and postpartum depression.

“Mental health challenges are not just a personal struggle; they are a larger public health concern,” said Horizon Foundation Senior Program Officer Tiffany Callender. “We are here because mental health shouldn’t be a hidden conversation in our community.”

Black Vietnam Trailer