HBO and SLC Film Center Present a Special Screening of HBO's Documentary WARTORN: 1861-2010 Executive Produced by James Gandolfini, Film Explores Combat and Post-Traumatic Stress

Oct 26, 2010, 15:18 ET from HBO from ,SLC Film Center

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ --


The City Library, 210 S. 400 E., Salt Lake City


November 3

Film at 7:00 pm

Discussion at 8:00 pm featuring local experts in the field of PTSD


The screening is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP to

Visit or call 801-746-7000 for more info.

WARTORN: 1861-2010

Civil War doctors called it hysteria, melancholia and insanity. During the First World War it was known as shell-shock. By World War II, it became combat fatigue. Today, it is clinically known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a crippling anxiety that results from exposure to life-threatening situations such as combat.

With suicide rates among active military servicemen and veterans currently on the rise, the HBO special WARTORN: 1861-2010 brings urgent attention to the invisible wounds of war. Drawing on personal stories of American soldiers whose lives and psyches were torn asunder by the horrors of battle and PTSD, the documentary chronicles the lingering effects of combat stress and post-traumatic stress on military personnel and their families throughout American history, from the Civil War through today's conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Executive produced by James Gandolfini (HBO's "Alive Day Memories:  Home from Iraq"), WARTORN: 1861-2010 is directed by Jon Alpert and Ellen Goosenberg Kent and produced by Alpert, Goosenberg Kent and Matthew O'Neill, the award-winning producers behind the HBO documentary "Alive Day Memories:  Home from Iraq."  Alpert and O'Neill also produced and directed the HBO documentaries "Section 60:  Arlington National Cemetery" and the Emmy®-winning "Baghdad ER." The documentary is co-produced by Lori Shinseki.

The HBO Documentary Films presentation debuts on Veterans Day, THURSDAY, NOV. 11 (9:00-10:15 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.