2017 Milwaukee Film Festival 9/28 - 10/12
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Almost Sunrise

Director: Michael Collins

Film Summary

Spotlight Presentations | 1:38 | 2016 | USA | | View Website

When Milwaukee-based veterans Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson returned home from Iraq, they didn't expect their debilitating battles with depression and anxiety to prove every bit as life-threatening as the war zones they left behind. In an effort to help mend the emotional scars and moral injury they've sustained, the two men set out on an extraordinary journey - a 2,700-mile trek on foot across America, starting off in Milwaukee and ending in California. Along the way they run into many who support their journey, including veterans willing to share their painful experiences and even an American Indian shaman who offers them spiritual advice. With suicide rates among veterans at near-epidemic levels (a veteran commits suicide nearly every hour), Almost Sunrise is an inspiring and intimate portrait of two men who journey on behalf of the mental health of fellow veterans.

Director Michael Collins
Cast Anthony Anderson, Tom Voss
Executive Producer Patty Kim, Chris Sheridan
Producer Marty Syjuco
Screenwriter Michael Collins, Eric Daniel Metzgar
Cinematographer Clarissa de los Reyes, Gideon de Villiers

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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