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Film about veterans with PTSD airs Sunday


LO filmmakers produced documentary

“Wounded Spirits,” a documentary film about Vietnam War veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, will be shown at 7 p.m. Sunday on several TV channels.

The film explores the impact of PTSD on the lives of four veterans and their families, including two combat veterans, an Army nurse and a Navy Seabee diver.

Lake Oswego filmmakers produced the documentary. They include Lisa Rylander of TwinTree Productions and Colleen O’Callaghan, one of two executive producers along with her husband Jack Estes. O’Callaghan and Estes are the founders of the nonprofit Fallen Warrior Foundation, which deals with PTSD issues.

In describing the theme of 'Wounded Spirits,' O’Callaghan said, “War is a crucible after which soldiers are forever changed, altering the lives of everyone around them.”

The channels showing the film include OPB Plus, 310 on Comcast, FIOS channel 470; antenna channel is 10.2.

The documentary was first televised last January to a highly positive reaction.

“We had a lot of complimentary letters from veterans,” said Rylander, who is also director of the film. “We had a lot of requests for copies of the documentary. We didn’t have copies back then, but we do now.” Rylander noted that the time of the film’s showing is excellent because it is the day before Veterans Day, which is Monday.

For more information, go to the website fallenwarriorsfoundation.com.