Soldiers’ Sanctuary: Healing through music, writing, & film
August 16, 2015 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This event will feature readings from poet Doug Anderson author of The Moon Reflected Fire and Horse Medicine along with a screening of the 2014 documentary, Soldiers’ Sanctuary (46 min) directed by Luke Hansen in association with Peacetrees.
Soldiers’ Sanctuary is a touching story of combat veterans healing the scars of war. Journey with a group of U.S. veterans of the Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam Wars to the infamous battlefield at Khe Sanh, Vietnam. There, they join in an emotional meeting with veterans of the People’s Army and together participate in a ceremony to honor fallen comrades and plant trees on the site of a former wartime combat base. This historic event captured on film is the foundation of the Khe Sanh Garden, a world sanctuary being dedicated to the memory of fallen soldiers from all sides of armed conflict and providing opportunity for peaceful face-to-face reconciliation with former enemies. Watch as barriers dissolve and loss dissipates to hope and new meaning.
Free to the Public