Easter Seals & Dixon Center Present a Private Screening and Q&A with Filmmakers of "The Hornet's Nest"

Panel to discuss critical issues for returning veterans

Jun 27, 2013, 04:00 ET from Easter Seals

NEW YORK, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Easter Seals & Dixon Center are working to provide services to military families nationwide as they adjust to a new normal. Together, with the Hornet's Nest crew, we're teaming up to present the film and raise awareness on these critical issues.

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The Intrepid: Sea, Air, & Space Museum

Pier 86, W. 46th St and 12th Ave 

New York, NY 10036


Thursday, June 27th

5 p.m.  – Introductions

5:15 p.m. – Private screening

6:30 p.m – Q&A with Filmmakers

7 p.m. – Cocktails

10:30 p.m. – Encore screening


Private Screening and Q&A with filmmakers of "The Hornet's Nest" (www.thehornetsnestmovie.com).

The Hornet's Nest follows Peabody and Emmy Award-Winning conflict Journalist Mike Boettcher, and his son, Carlos, providing a perspective directly from the front lines in Afghanistan. Their journey unfolds a true story of survival for the soldiers, and of a father and son who seek to rekindle their relationship under the most harrowing of circumstances. The documentary captures the importance of supporting our service members while on the battlefield and upon their return home. The Hornet's Nest also offers a timely platform to raise awareness about the challenges many veterans and their families face during reintegration, and through Q&A with the filmmakers and partners Easter Seals and Dixon Center, urges audiences to find solutions and do more to support them.


The screening will be followed by Easter Seals New York's Gala, where Colonel David Sutherland of Dixon Center at Easter Seals will be the keynote speaker. For Gala tickets after the screening, please visit Easter Seals' website

Interview Opportunities:

Colonel David W. Sutherland, US Army, Retired and Chairman, Dixon Center

Mike and Carlos Boettcher are the only reporters devoted to full time coverage of U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. They began their embed with U.S. forces in August 2008.
Karen Kraft, Veterans of Film & Television (VFT) can speak to issues around employment for veterans and how to help. VFT is a networking organization that unites current and former members of the military working in the film and television industry.
Co-Director/Producers Christian Tureaud and David Salzberg are also available for comment

About Easter Seals
Easter Seals has provided direct services to the military community since World War II. In 2005, recognizing the new and unmet needs of so many returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, the organization renewed its commitment to military families and veterans by establishing a Military and Veterans Initiative to address serious gaps in service and mobilize its national community-based provider network. Today, Easter Seals serves thousands of military families across its 73 affiliates, 550 nationwide service sites, 24,000 professional staff and 40,000 local volunteers. Last year, Easter Seals partnered with Dixon Center and Colonel David W. Sutherland to bring education, employment and access to healthcare to veterans, military service members, and their families.  To be part of the solution, visit www.easterseals.com.

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