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To Be of Service

Director - Josh Aronson
Run Time - 88 minutes
Language - English
Format - Digital & disc
Year - 2019
Genre - Documentary

Educational Interests- American Studies, Conflict Resolution, Disability Studies, Family Relations, Medicine, New Releases, Psychology, Science, Vietnam

Institutional DVD Price: $295

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To Be Of Service is a feature-length documentary directed by Academy Award nominated Josh Aronson about veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) who are paired with a service dog to help them regain their lives. Returning home for these vets is often wrought with depression and a painful disconnect from the world they once knew. Family, old friends and jobs seem foreign, and newly returned warriors struggle to function and return to a normal civilian life. "To Be Of Service" follows these warriors after they get their dog to see how a deeply bonded friendship restores independence and love for the men and women who have been so traumatized by war. The film features an original song, "Unbroken," written and performed by Jon Bon Jovi.

"Hope runs throughout much of 'To Be of Service,' and its overriding point is well made: These dogs are saving the lives of those who've sacrificed so much. Every person profiled here deserves an immense amount of respect. Every animal, too." - Ken Jaworowski, The New York Times

"Josh Aronson's moving documentary takes an intimate, respectful look at the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. A stirring portrait of war, duty, sacrifice and the love of a good dog." - Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

"An emotional look at the remarkable life changes resulting from the introduction of trained service dogs into the lives of military veterans suffering from PTSD." - Jim Amos, Forbes

"Powerful. Infuriating. Inspiring. Also, incredibly important."- Neil Turitz, Six Word Reviews

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