An NC Farmer's Journey To PTSD Recovery

Nov 10, 2016

A new documentary explores the personal journey of North Carolina veteran and Purple Heart recipient, Alex Sutton. Sutton carves out a life as a farmer after three military combat tours in Iraq. But his path to healing is marked by stark contrasts between bucolic farm life with his wife and children, and the challenge of grappling with both post-traumatic stress disorder and his own post-war identity.

Host Frank Stasio speaks with one of the film's directors, Alix Blair, and Dr. Irving Kuo, the associate chief of staff  for mental health services with the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System.

Farmer/Veteran is screening on Friday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts in Wilmington as part of the Cucalorus Film Festival