Museum of Liverpool to host UK premiere of film made by military veterans with PTSD

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Museum of Liverpool to host UK premiere of film made by military veterans with PTSD

A film made by military veterans about living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will have its UK premiere at the Museum of Liverpool over Armistice weekend.

Combat Stress 100, made to mark the centenary of veterans’ mental health charity Combat Stress, captures the compelling stories of military veterans – the camaraderie of basic training, fighting on the front line, the devastating impact of PTSD and their enduring strength to rebuild their lives.

Working with UK reminiscence charity Age Exchange, the film was made by eight veterans with mental health conditions who were treated by Combat Stress. They were trained to film and conduct interviews with fellow veterans who have also been supported by the veterans’ mental health charity. In total, more than 70 interviews were recorded across the UK, including at the Museum of Liverpool in the summer.

The film will have its premiere on Saturday 9 November in the museum’s theatre at 11.30am. It will be followed by a Q&A with the film makers. The film will be screened a second time in the theatre at 3pm, and then at 2pm in the education space on Remembrance Sunday. All screenings are free to attend.

Karen O’Rourke, Curator of Urban and Military History at National Museums Liverpool said:

“National Museums Liverpool already has a strong relationship with local veterans’ groups, and we were happy to welcome Combat Stress and Age Exchange over the summer to film for this project. The film is the culmination of a lot of hard work on their part and holding the premier screening at Museum of Liverpool reflects the large number of veterans living in the North West and highlights some of the issues they face.”

For more information about the screenings please visitng the Liverpool museum events section or contact me.

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