Wisconsin Premiere: Thank You for Your Service movie event
Housing Initiatives, the Madison Arts Commission, and our event partners presents the Wisconsin Premiere of Thank You for Your Service, a new documentary film that investigates the failed mental health policies of the US military and the deadly consequences to the troops.
The U.S. military faces a mental health crisis of historic proportions. Thank You for Your Service takes aim at our superficial understanding of war trauma and the failed policies that result. Director Tom Donahue interweaves the stories of four struggling Iraq War veterans with candid interviews of top military and civilian leaders. Observing the systemic neglect, the film argues for significant internal change and offers a roadmap of hope. Interviews include Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Admiral Mike Mullen, Generals David Petraeus and Loree Sutton, Nicholas Kristof, Dexter Filkins, Senator Patty Murray, Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson.
Proceeds from the event will be donated to Catholic Charities for the operation of Madison's new day shelter to support our homeless neighbors.
Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 or $8 for veterans and their families. Tickets can also be purchased online in advance (an additional convenience fee applies)