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Local filmmakers spotlight veterans' organization, invite folks to screening

By Katherine Mozzone, KTVM Reporter, kmozzone@ktvm.com
Published On: Nov 10 2012 05:25:03 PM MST
BOZEMAN, Mont. -

If you're looking for a way to acknowledge Veteran's Day, a couple of local filmmakers invite you to check out their documentary about Bozeman's Warriors and Quiet Waters.

They say it's a story about recovery, sacrifice and the resiliency of the human spirit.

When the filmmakers heard about the Warriors and Quiet Waters organization at a festival, they say it inspired conversation about how little folks know about veterans' experiences, both overseas and the new chapter of their life back home.
     
Filmmakers tell us they explore the physical and psychological challenges veterans face upon their return from battle, in terms of crafting a new identity, and how fly fishing plays a role in the healing process.
     
One filmmaker told us it's also about the power of community.

"This is what one small community can do to change the lives of these wounded veterans and I feel like that's why we're really excited to be sharing the film on Veteran's Day, because it is a local film made by local filmmakers, shot right here in this beautiful part of Montana and telling the story of this local organization," says "Not Yet Begun to Fight" Producer and Co-Director Sabrina Lee.
     
Lee says the response has been tremendous from coast to coast.  She says audiences tell her illustrating the struggles of five wounded veterans help to illuminate veterans' experiences for them.  It's a powerful story about war, but with no political biases, says Lee.

You can catch the movie Sunday (Veteran's Day) in Livingston at 4pm or 7pm at the Shane Center.  It's $10 at the door but veterans and active duty military get in for free.  Doors open an hour before showtime.
     
For more information about the film, you can visit its website.