Weight of Honor Film Screening
You are invited to join Caregivers on the Homefront and AARP Kansas City for an intimate look at the journey's of military and veteran caregivers. Our Emcee for the evening will be KMBC News Reporter Rob Hughes. Included in the free event is a resource fair, appetizers and beverages as well as a question and answer after the screening with the producer,Stephanie Seldin Howard, and Gina Hill, who is one of the caregivers in the film. THE WEIGHT OF HONOR is the first comprehensive documentary to chronicle the lives of the caregivers and families of veterans who have been catastrophically wounded in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The film’s subjects are five spouses and one mother 1 who give a rare glimpse into their lives, as everyone grapples with finding a ‘new normal’ after the devastating effects of war time injuries. Filmed over five years, in many states, this journey reveals the thoughts and struggles of the caregivers tasked with the 24/7 care of once able-bodied and self-assured sons and husbands, but are now dependent on others. The life of the caregiver is often unsung and hidden. THE WEIGHT OF HONOR reveals disrupted lives, ongoing uncertainties, and the courage and strength of these women as they make a new home during the most calamitous time of their lives. Included are key interviews with veterans who are now serving in congress and experts who give their insight into the new reality of what it means for a wounded warrior to come home.