Two combat-wounded Veterans set out on 6,500 mile, cross-country mission was to raise awareness of the high rate of suicide amongst Veterans and to show their Brothers and Sisters-in-arms that there is hope for them. During their journey, they interviewed researchers, health-care providers and Veterans. Many of those they encountered had either contemplated or attempted suicide and were able to share the life-saving alternative sources of hope that they had found. Asking hard-hitting questions and opening up about their own struggles, and painfully spurred on by recent estimations that 22 Veterans take their own lives every single day, Daniel and Doc will stop at nothing to reach tomorrow’s twenty-two.
PLAYING SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2015
About the Filmmakers
Doc King served as a US Army Scout Medic while deployed to Ramadi, Iraq from 2004 to 2005. During his three year enlistment, Doc worked as a Trauma Team Leader in the Madigan Army Medical Center and reached the rank of Sergeant. He then served as a Police Officer for nearly three years before resigning due to increased struggles with Post Traumatic Stress. After living in Seattle and New York, Doc now resides in Los Angeles and is studying Psychology at Antioch University. Doc is the co-founder of Medicinal Missions and co-directed Project 22.
Daniel Egbert joined the Marine Corps Infantry in 2004 at 17 years old. After two deployments and four faithful years of service his time was fulfilled but extended for a third deployment to Iraq. Daniel returned to Manhattan where he and Doc were roommates, but soon the duo was broken up as Daniel extended a second time for a fourth deployment to Afghanistan. He now lives in Los Angeles, where he studies filmmaking at the Los Angeles Film School. Daniel is the co-founder of Medicinal Missions and co-directed Project 22.