Veterans Day Premiere For "Along Recovery", A Documentary About Traumatic Brain Injuries In The Military, Now Widely Available Across North America On Video On Demand
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Veterans Day, over 100 VOD operators are offering Along Recovery. Produced and directed by an Iraq War veteran, Along Recovery chronicles the two-year recovery of four US soldiers evacuated from combat with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), the signature wound of Afghanistan and Iraq. The film is now available across North America on leading VOD platforms including Apple iTunes, Amazon VOD, AT&T U-Verse, Charter, Dish, Google Play, Hulu, Microsoft Xbox, Rogers Cable, Shaw, Sony PlayStation, Verizon FiOS, and Vudu.
Along Recovery is an award-winning documentary that provides an unprecedented perspective of a soldier's medical treatment. The film was produced and directed by Justin Springer, a former Army Officer who served two tours in Iraq with the First Infantry Division. Mr. Springer was compelled to produce the film after witnessing the impact brain injuries had on his colleagues and his unit altogether. Concerned about the state of military medical care following the 2007 scandal at Walter Reed Medical Center, Mr. Springer endeavored to produce a film that would feature a soldier's perspective throughout the difficult recovery process. The Department of Defense granted Along Recovery unrestricted access to film inside their flagship hospital, the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Along Recovery chronicles the recovery of four US Army soldiers; two wounded in Afghanistan, two wounded in Iraq. Equipped with an HD movie camera, Mr. Springer shadowed each of the soldiers daily for nearly two years while they received treatment at the hospital. With the aid of his military background, Mr. Springer was able to build a rapport with each soldier that elicited unfiltered commentary throughout the recovery process.
Mr. Springer independently funded Along Recovery with his saved combat pay, a grant from the Austin Film Society, and a successful Kickstarter crowdsourcing campaign. Prior to joining the Army, Mr. Springer earned a film degree from Tulane University.
Along Recovery premiered at the GI Film Festival in May 2012 and has played at film festivals nationwide, including the San Antonio Film Festival, where the film was awarded best feature documentary.
Related Links: www.alongrecovery.com
Video with caption: "Along Recovery is an intimate portrait of the signature wound of Afghanistan and Iraq--traumatic brain injury (TBI). The film chronicles the recovery of four soldiers evacuated from combat for treatment at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Produced and directed by a Veteran of the Iraq War, Along Recovery is a compelling film about the impact brain injuries have made on a new generation of Veterans. For more information and to watch the film visit alongrecovery.com." Video available at: http://origin-qps.onstreammedia.com/origin/multivu_archive/PRNA/ENR/FX-CL13024-20131107-01.mp4
SOURCE Springer Contracting, LLC