Tom Donahue, Ilan Arboleda And William Rodriguez At AOL Build

BUILD Series Studio 770 Broadway 4th Floor New York, NY Join director, Tom Donahue, producer, Ilan Arboleda, and Veteran William Rodriguez when they come to BUILD to take us through the making of their new film, “Thank You for Your Service.” The documentary tells the story of four struggling Iraq War veterans, including Rodriguez, and …

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Task & Purpose Review: This Film Shows How The Government Fails Vets On Mental Health

“Thank You For Your Service” is an important documentary for anyone wanting to understand the impact of mental health problems on our veterans. It’s no secret that our newest generation of warfighters has been plagued with a slew of mental health issues over the past decade and a half. Though suicide statistics are somewhat difficult …

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Veteran’s Day: What It’s Like to Live With a Veteran Who Has PTSD

It’s common for a combat veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to relapse up to five years after combat. It just so happens that I met my husband Kenny during his. His first hospitalization came only two months after we first met in 2009. He was a corporal in the Marine Corps who served one …

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New York Times Review: ‘Thank You for Your Service,’ Stories of Soldiers and Suicide

“Thank You for Your Service” starts with a frantic, tear-filled 911 call reporting a suicide. It’s a gut-wrenching moment in a documentary that’s filled with them, and with scenes that make you want to scream in frustration at the bureaucracy faced by combat veterans seeking mental health services. “We couldn’t have drawn up a more …

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Fake War Wins Big at Oscars, Real Life War Fighters Left Holding Goodie Bag

One film already generating Oscar buzz for next year is the just-released “Thank you For Your Service,” directed by Tom Donahue. “It’s one of the most powerful, impactful films I have ever seen,” says Law-Millett, who adds that the documentary will be showcased at the upcoming GI Film Festival, which is celebrating its 10th year …

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