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Contact: Rodger Howard
Hashtags: #MilitaryAppreciationMonth #WEIGHTOFHONOR
DOCUMENTARIAN LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING INITIATIVE AS PART OF NATIONAL MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH
Los Angeles, California—May, 2016 – The never-before-told stories of catastrophically injured veterans and their Family Caregivers are the focus of the documentary film The Weight of Honor. In conjunction with Military Appreciation Month, Southern California-based Core Issue Productions announces the launch of their campaign to raise awareness and funding for the film. People interested in honoring military families are encouraged to join The Weight of Honor’s community via Indiegogo now through Friday, June 21.
Of the 5.5 million family caregivers to wounded veterans, The War on Terror has created more than one million families caring for wounded veterans (Rand Report 2014). The impact of these wars in Afghanistan and Iraq will be with us for generations. The Weight of Honor chronicles stories of love, courage and resilience as it introduces audiences to the parents, siblings, spouses and children whose lives are forever changed by these conflicts.
Producer / Director Stephanie Seldin Howard: “The Weight of Honor echoes the themes of Military Appreciation Month by looking at the issue from a unique perspective. The film shows us why these Family Caregivers to Veterans deserve our respect and recognition but more urgently they need our support.”
“As Americans we’re predisposed to think about the sacrifices and challenges of our veterans. As a filmmaker I was compelled to dig deeper by looking at the impact The War on Terror has had on Family Caregivers. These selfless individuals are the unsung heroes, caring for our veterans against insurmountable odds, often without the respect or recognition they deserve, and often without the support they need,” says Howard. “We want people to join our community and participate in helping us complete this worthwhile film.”
For trailers, links and more about The Weight of Honor, visit www.TheWeightofHonorMovie.com
About Core Issue Productions:
Core Issue Productions tells intriguing stories utilizing the highest standards of ethical and professional-level production services. We are writers, producers, researchers and cinematographers who present in-depth information accurately, with a focus on truth. We are committed to bringing new ideas to the mainstream.