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ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival
at the Intrepid Museum
Sunday, March 5


Watch the documentary American Veteran and stay for a discussion and Q&A with the film's director, Julie Cohen. This special event is part of ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival, the largest festival in the country dedicated to sharing the lives, stories and artistic expression of people with different disabilities.


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American Veteran
Directed by Julie Cohen, 75 minutes, USA, Documentary

America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have created a new population of American veterans: service members so severely wounded they would have died in previous wars, but who survive because of advanced medical technology. Sgt. Nick Mendes was paralyzed from the neck down by an improvised explosive device and suffers from posttraumatic stress. American Veteran follows his recovery and sometimes harrowing, sometimes romantic and often surprisingly funny life.

Intended for mature audiences only. This film includes explicit language and brief footage of explosions during tours of service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Part of ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival
March 2–8, 2017
For full festival schedule and information, visit ny.ReelAbilities.org.