Moved by War screening + discussion
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Welcome to Exit 12 screening and discussion presented by NMPBS and Keshet Dance.
Join us for a Memorial Day celebration through a virtual screening of the multi-award winning Exit12 film "Moved by War”, followed by the premiere of a new piece choreographed during Exit 12's NM residency, and a panel discussion with the artists of Exit12. Join us as Exit 12 joins dance and stories about the effects of war -- both to heal and also change the stereotypes of the Veteran community.
About Moved by War:
After two tours in Fallujah during the Iraq War, US Marine and Combat Veteran Román Baca came home ravaged with depression, anxiety, and anger. With few places to turn, Román went back to his first passion, ballet, as a way to cope — and discovered that through dance he was able to “reprogram” himself and begin to heal.
This inspired Román to start Exit 12 — a New York-based dance company led by Veterans and military families. Through dance and choreography, Exit 12 tells stories about the effects of war — both to heal themselves and also to change the perceptions and stereotypes of the Veteran community.
Exit 12 (Teaser)
Full film coming soon at square.com/dreams Exit 12 tells the story of Iraq War veteran and Square seller Roman Baca. After he returned from war, Roman struggled with depression and anxiety. At the urging of his wife, he decided to tap into his classical ballet training to help him cope and to tell the story of what he experienced. “When I got back from Iraq, I was angry—struggling with depression, anxiety. I was at the end of my rope. My wife was afraid of who I was. She said, ‘If you could do anything in the world, what would you do?’” - Roman Baca, Artistic Director/Cofounder, Exit12 Dance Company
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