UnLonely Film Festival 5

Riding My Way Back

A veteran on the brink of suicide begins caring for a horse and the difficult process of reconnecting to the world.

THIS FILM CONTAINS SCENES OR DESCRIPTIONS THAT SOME VIEWERS MAY FIND DISTURBING, including descriptions of suicide and military imagery that some viewers may find triggering if recovering from post-conflict PTSD. MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR YOUNGER AUDIENCES. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

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Meet the Filmmakers

What is their why?

“My son was a lieutenant in the Navy and we were discussing the psychological impact of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan on the soldiers. Peter and I made this film to bring light to the ongoing despair and loneliness veterans face upon their return from duty.”

Filmmakers’ Facebook

Still photographer, filmmaker, documentarian, Robin Fryday’s commitment is to use her work to help bring awareness to the needs of children living in some of the most impoverished nations in the world. She has photographed in remote villages in Peru, Thailand, Bhutan, Haiti, and India. As a photographer and filmmaker, her work has been used to raise money and bring attention to programs which feed and educate children globally.

Filmmaker’s Website

For over 25 years Peter Rosenbaum has been telling narrative stories through still photography. As an advertising photographer he has created images and campaigns for many of the top retail brands in the country (Marshall Fields, Macy’s Target, Neiman Marcus, etc.). His personal work has been exhibited in group and solo exhibits in private galleries as well as The Chicago Cultural Center, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the Hyde Park Art Center.

Join the Conversation

What connection in your life grounds you? And is it two-legged, four-legged, or rooted in the soil?

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