“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” TO SCREEN AT THE VANDENBURG AIR FORCE BASE

We’re truly honored to screen “Visions of Warriors” at the Vandenburg Air Force Base on Tuesday, 8/6/19, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The goal of our documentary has always been to assist both veterans and active military. We deeply appreciate this wonderful opportunity to share our film with this storied Air Force base. Established in 1941 and located in California’s Central Coast, Vandenburg is the third largest Air Force base in the U.S. and host of the 30th Space Wing. This screening is made possible by many helping agencies at the base—their Mental Health team, Legal team, Inspector General (IG), Equal Opportunity (EO), Sexual Assault Response and Prevention (SAPR), and Special Victim’s Counsel (SVC). Thank you to Captain Melissa Ken, all of the participating agencies, and Vandenburg Air Force Base. Special thanks to Charlene and Stanford Hirotsu for their generous donation, which helped pay for travel expenses.

Screening and Q&A with Ming Lai:
Tuesday, 8/6/19, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.*
Vandenburg Air Force Base
747 Nebraska Ave.
Vandenburg Air Force Base, CA 93437

*This screening is private and not open to the public.

To learn more about the base:
https://www.vandenberg.af.mil/

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” TO SCREEN AT THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF ART THERAPISTS / INTERNATIONAL ART THERAPY PRACTICE/RESEARCH CONFERENCE

“Visions of Warriors” will be screening at the British Association of Art Therapists / International Art Therapy Practice/Research Conference on Saturday, 7/13/19, between 4:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Because this feature documentary is 93 minutes long, a 10-minute preview will be screened. The screening will take place at the historic Queen Mary University of London, whose history dates back to 1785. According to their site, the respected British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) is a “professional organization for art therapists in the UK” and “works to promote art therapy and provides professional support and advice to its members.” At its dynamic International Art Therapy Practice/Research Conference, “art therapists from 35 countries present the newest of practice innovations and research.” Thank you to Val Huet, Alex McDonald, and the British Association of Art Therapists for this great honor!

Screening:
Saturday, 7/13/19, between 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.*
Queen Mary University of London
Bancroft Building
David Sizer Lecture Theatre
Mile End Road
London, E1 4NS

*A preview of the film will be screened.

To learn more about the screening:
https://www.baat.org/Assets/Docs/International%20conference/June%20Programs/Saturday%20Agenda.pdf

To register for the International Art Therapy/Research Conference:
https://www.baat.org/Courses-Conferences/Conferences

To learn more about the British Association of Art Therapists:
https://www.baat.org/

To learn more about the Queen Mary University of London:
https://www.qmul.ac.uk/

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” TO SCREEN AT THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH / VETERANS AND LOVED ONES RECOVERY (VALOR)

We’re excited to announce that “Visions of Warriors” will be screening at the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health / Veterans and Loved Ones Recovery (VALOR) on Wednesday, 5/15/19, at 12:30 p.m. in celebration of Mental Health Month. The screening will take place at their headquarters in the historic Bob Hope Patriotic Hall. According to their site, VALOR’s mission is to “provide mental health services to Veterans and their families, regardless of VA eligibility status and military discharge, in a supportive environment.” The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health’s mission, in turn, is to “optimize the hope, recovery, wellbeing, and life trajectory of Los Angeles County’s most vulnerable through access to care and resources that promote not only independence and personal recovery but also connectedness and community reintegration.” Built in 1916, the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall is a Los Angeles landmark, serving as the home of the Los Angeles Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and many veterans services organizations. Born and raised in L.A., we love our great city and are honored to participate in this special event. Thank you to Katherine Guerra, Aknessa Ananikya, Sarah Vongsack, Deborah Hooks, Veterans and Loved Ones Recovery (VALOR), and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Special thanks to Rita Murray of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Whittier for her generous support of our film.

Screening and Q&A with Ming Lai
Wednesday, 5/15/19, 12:30 p.m.
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health / Veterans and Loved Ones Recovery (VALOR)
Bob Hope Patriotic Hall
1816 S. Figueroa St.
6th Floor, Bradley Conference Room
Los Angeles, CA 90015

*This screening is private and not open to the public.

To learn more about Veterans and Loved Ones Recovery (VALOR):
https://dmh.lacounty.gov/our-services/outpatient-services/valor/

To learn more about the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health:
https://dmh.lacounty.gov/https://dmh.lacounty.gov/

To learn more about the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall:
http://mva.lacounty.gov/bob-hope-patriotic-hall/

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” TO SCREEN AT THE WOODWARD PARK REGIONAL LIBRARY IN FRESNO, CA

We’re thrilled to announce that “Visions of Warriors” will be screening at the Woodward Park Regional Library in Fresno, CA on Tuesday, 4/23/19, at 6:00 p.m. This library is part of the extensive Fresno County Public Library system, which offers Veterans Resource Centers at their Central Branch Library and Betty Rodriguez Branch Library. This screening is made possible by “Californians: Community Conversations with Veterans,” a partnership between the California Center for the Book and Veterans Connect @ the Library. The library’s community partner for this screening is CalVet (California Department of Veterans Affairs). According to their site, “CalVet strives to ensure that its veterans of every era and their families get the state and federal benefits and services they have earned and deserve as a result of selfless and honorable military service.” Ryan Gardner, the clinical social worker who’s featured in the documentary, and Ming Lai, the director, will be attending the screening and participating in a Q&A afterward. Thank you to Jessica Hall, the Woodward Park Regional Library, their Veterans Connect @ the Library program, the Fresno County Public Library, Annette Wholaver, CalVet, and the California Center for the Book for this huge honor! Special thanks to Martha Vungkhanching and California State University, Fresno for helping us to promote the screening.

Screening and Q&A with Ryan Gardner and Ming Lai
Tuesday, 4/23/19, 6:00 p.m.
Woodwood Park Regional Library
944 E. Perrin Ave.
Fresno, CA 93720

559-600-3135

To learn more about the library:
http://www.fresnolibrary.org/branch/wdwd.html

To learn more about CalVet:
https://www.calvet.ca.gov/

To learn more about “Californians: Community Conversations with Veterans”:
https://calbook.org/programs/californians-community-conversations-with-veterans/

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” TO SCREEN AT THE INGLEWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY

We’re excited to announce that “Visions of Warriors” will be screening at the Inglewood Public Library on Monday, 3/25/19, at 5:30 p.m. According to their site, their mission is to “provide information, educational, and recreational services and resources responsive to the library’s diverse communities.” One of the many reasons why we love Los Angeles is the extensive library system which serves the city’s diverse communities. This screening is made possible by “Californians: Community Conversations with Veterans,” a partnership between the California Center for the Book and Veterans Connect @ the Library. We deeply appreciate the West Los Angeles Vet Center for being the community partner for this screening. Thank you to Ritse Adefolalu, the Inglewood Public Library, Sharon Anderson-Fields, the West Los Angeles Vet Center, and the California Center for the Book for this wonderful opportunity.

Screening and Q&A with Ming Lai:
Monday, 3/25/19, 5:30 p.m.
Inglewood Public Library
101 W. Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90301

310-412-5380

To learn more about the library:
https://www.cityofinglewood.org/787/Inglewood-Public-Library

To learn more about the West Los Angeles Vet Center:
https://www.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=516

To learn more about “Californians: Community Conversations with Veterans”:
https://calbook.org/programs/californians-community-conversations-with-veterans/

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” TO SCREEN AT THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES

“Visions of Warriors” will be screening at California State University, Los Angeles on Saturday, 11/17/18, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. We’re deeply honored to share our film with the respected university and its School of Social Work. Based in Los Angeles, we know the powerful impact this institution and particular school has on our community and the world beyond. As proud graduates of California State University, Long Beach, we can attest to the exceptional education provided by the extensive California State University system. Thank you to Colleen Friend, Will Wong, Nikola Alenkin, Erin Donnelly, and the university for this great honor. Special thanks to Will Wong for his generous support of our film. 

Screening and Q&A with Ming Lai
Saturday, 11/17/18, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
California State University, Los Angeles
Simpson Tower
Salazar Hall 184E
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032


Download a flyer about the screening.

To learn more about California State University, Los Angeles School of Social Work:
http://www.calstatela.edu/hhs/sw 

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” SCREENED AT THE UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WELFARE

“Visions of Warriors” recently screened at the University at Albany School of Social Welfare. According to their site, “In keeping with social work’s historic and enduring commitments, the mission of the School of Social Welfare at the University at Albany is to further social and economic justice to serve people who are vulnerable, marginalized, or oppressed.” We’re excited to have shared our film with this respected university. Thank you to Samantha Fletcher, Lisa DeLaMater, Eric Hardiman, and the university for this great honor!

Screening
Monday, 10/22/18
University at Albany
School of Social Welfare
Richardson Hall
135 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
*This screening is private. 

To learn more about the University at Albany School of Social Welfare:
https://www.albany.edu/ssw/

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” TO SCREEN AT THE SAN FRANCISCO VETERANS FILM FESTIVAL

We’re thrilled to announce that “Visions of Warriors” will be screening at the San Francisco Veterans Film Festival on Sunday, 11/4/18 at 2:16 p.m.. We’re deeply honored to screen our film at this growing festival in anticipation of Veterans Day. Because the film was made in the Bay Area, we’re excited to be able to share it with this vibrant community. According to its site, the “San Francisco Veterans Film Festival is a robust forum for active duty, Veterans and civilian filmmakers to express their creativity and to share their stories, which in turn helps further healing and brings greater awareness to the public on the challenges our nation’s Veterans face.” The festival is organized by One Vet One Voice, a comprehensive resource for veterans regarding VA benefits and services. The screening will take place at the stately San Francisco Public Library / Main Library in their Koret Auditorium. Thank you to Eduardo Ramirez, One Vet One Voice, the San Francisco Veterans Film Festival, Katherine Eppler, Brian Castagne, Michael Lambert, Thomas Fortin, and the San Francisco Public Library.

Screening and Q&A with Ming Lai:
Sunday, 11/4/18, 2:16 p.m.
San Francisco Public Library / Main Library
Lower Level
Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102


To learn more about the San Francisco Veterans Film Festival:
https://www.sfveteransfilmfestival.org/

Download a flyer about the festival.

To learn more about One Vet One Voice:
https://onevetonevoice.org/

To learn more about the San Francisco Public Library / Main Library:
https://sfpl.org

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” TO SCREEN AT THE L.A. PUBLIC LIBRARY / MEMORIAL BRANCH LIBRARY

“Visions of Warriors” will be screening at the L.A. Public Library / Memorial Branch Library on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. in celebration of the upcoming Veterans Day. We are deeply honored to work with the L.A. Public Library again to celebrate Veterans Day. The Memorial Branch Library has a rich history. The land on which it is located was deeded by Los Angeles High School to the City of Los Angeles in 1923 to honor twenty alumni who died while serving in WWI. The Gothic Revival-style library was built in 1930 and designed by John C. Austin, who was the lead architect of the Griffith Observatory. The students of L.A. High School commissioned the renowned Judson Studios to create a beautiful stained glass window with the names of the twenty alumni and an inscription, “Peace Among Nations.” The library is listed on the the National Register of Historic Places. Thank you to Deborah Matthews, Loren Spector, Eugene Owens, and the L.A. Public Library for organizing this special event!

Screening and Q&A with Ming Lai:
Saturday, 11/10/18, 12:30 p.m.
Los Angeles Public Library / Memorial Branch Library
4625 W. Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90019

323-938-2732

Download a flyer about the screening.

To learn more about the Los Angeles Public Library / Memorial Branch Library:
https://www.lapl.org/branches/memorial

To learn more about the history of the Los Angeles Public Library / Memorial Branch Library:
https://www.lapl.org/branches/memorial/history

To learn more about the Los Angeles Public Library’s Veterans Resources: 
https://www.lapl.org/veterans