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Youth healing through art, community, and motorcycles. 

Films: Cycles; Virtually Free; Through Our Eyes: Homefront

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In the US, more than three million children live in homes with service members and veterans who rely on caregiver support. Gabby, Terry, and Luther all have parents who were injured while serving, and each family has found a way to heal the wounds of war. Homefront shows how Gabby (9), a fierce animal lover with a stock of chickens, rabbits, bees, and dogs, loves her family and faces her fears about her Dad’s traumatic brain injury and PTSD via equine therapy. Terry (10), an enthusiastic boy and his parents, Taniki and Brandon, share their experiences and mental health struggles as they work to heal and help each other cope with depression and PTSD through honest conversation and embracing joy. Luther (9) is a charismatic boy who wants to be “like my dad when I grow up.” His father, Joe, a Navy veteran who lost his leg in an IED explosion, struggles through chronic pain to put family first.

Presented by Sesame Workshop and HBO Max.

Heartland Film Alumni: Shine Global: The Election Effect, Tre Maison Dasan, Liyana, The Wrong Light, Dancing in Jaffa, Inocente, War/Dance

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and are edited for length and clarity, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Heartland Film.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    37 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    World Premiere
  • Rating
    Suitable for All Ages
  • Note
    Documentary Short
  • Director
    Kristi Jacobson
  • Producer
    Alexandra Blaney, Netsanet Negussie
  • Executive Producer
    Susan MacLaury, Albie Hecht, Melissa Dino, Jodi Nussbaum