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PURPLE MIND – Outreach for Truth 09/16/2012

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It’s been nearly a month since my last blog.  I can’t explain it other than to say that I just burned out writing about PTSD and so many other troubles that result from people (and Governments) saying one thing but doing another.  Of course, it isn’t nice to characterize this as lying.  A kinder word is the now-popular term used by politicians who “mis-speak.”

I’ve recently been helping document a woman’s bicycle ride for truth.  She’s riding from Orcas Island in Washington state to Washington, DC, where she will deliver a petition for a new investigation into the events of 9/11 to President Obama and to Attorney General, Eric Holder.  Pam Senzee is a member of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, an organization boasting over 2,000 certified Architects and Engineers who are convinced the official story – that fire brought down the three World Trade Center buildings –  is a classic example of “mis-speaking.”  A&E offers some very compelling evidence which is all available from the A&E for 911 Truth website.

But what got me fired up to write today was seeing an article in the Colorado Springs Gazette about a Fort Carson soldier accused of killing an unarmed man outside a Colorado Springs motorcycle club who appears likely to argue at trial that the killing resulted from the effects of combat stress and war injuries.  I couldn’t say, one way or the other, but it certainly wouldn’t be the first time someone was killed as a consequence of PTSD, and it is stories like this which prompted us to make our independent feature film, “Purple Mind,” about an Iraq combat veteran’s struggles with PTSD.

Recently, one of our strongest supporters, a member of the Boston Veterans for Peace, has begun working to help get our film into theaters.  He has targeted the Cinemark Theater chain, and their theater in El Paso, TX, home of the First Armored Division at Fort Bliss, TX.  In order to encourage the folks at Cinemark that there is a real audience for “Purple Mind,” we’re encouraging all our friends to drop by the Cinemark Facebook page and write a note on their wall encouraging them to book “Purple Mind” into their El Paso theater (and other theaters near military bases).

“Purple Mind” is the story of Roy Matthews, an Iraq combat veteran who returns from one war only to fight another war against the PTSD which threatens to destroy both Roy and his family.  Brian Morton of Rogue Cinema Reviews gave “Purple Mind” four out of four cigars.  “Purple Mind is one of the best dramas I’ve seen this year.  It’s scary and in the end, it reminds us that not everyone can come home from something as terrible as a war and go right back to life as we all know it..  It’s a great movie that needs to be seen.”

Thanks for any support you can lend.



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