Mindzone (Dir. Jan Haaken, 2014)
Strategic distribution planning and outreach services for this compelling film about the deeply contradictory role military psychologists play on the front lines of war, the first time in history the U.S. Army has granted access to filmmakers.
MIND ZONE follows therapists with the 113th Army Combat Stress Control detachment as they carry out two conflicting missions: protecting soldiers from battle fatigue and keeping these same soldiers in the fight. The documentary moves between the battle zone and the home front as therapists working at the Veterans Administration reflect back on what could have been done to prevent combat stress conditions in theater. MIND ZONE offers a rarely seen glimpse of heated debates within the field of psychology over diagnosis and treatment of combat conditions, and the limits of categories such as post-traumatic stress disorder in capturing the psychological impacts of warfare.