Exit 12

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Shorts 7 - Show Me Your Art!
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Sun, Apr 7 11:20 AM
Director(s): Various
Filmmakers Attending!
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Programs:Shorts 07 - Show Me Your Art!
Shorts
Tags:Documentary
War
Dance
Arts
Biography
Performance
Advocacy
Health & Wellness
Release Year:2019
Runtime:23 min
Festivals & Awards:SXSW - Documentary Short Jury Award
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Cast/Crew
Director:Mohammad Gorjestani
Executive Producer:Justin Lomax
Producer:Erick Kwiecien
Taylor Feltner
Cinematographer:Logan Triplett
Editor:Ashley Rodholm
Composer:William Ryan Fritch

Description

After two tours in Fallujah in the Iraq War, US Marine Roman Baca came home a different person. His experience ravaged him with depression, anxiety, and anger issues. With the encouragement of his wife, Lisa, Roman decided to return to ballet as way to cope. He found that dance helped him “reprogram” his mind and body.

Now, as the founder and artistic director of the Exit12 Dance Company in NYC, Roman with other veterans and military families, uses dance to tell stories about the effects of war. Through movement and creative expression, they work to not only reprogram and reclaim themselves, but also change the perceptions and stereotypes of the Veteran community.