From Quinnipiac's John Morgan:
“No Unwounded Soldiers,”
to air on Connecticut Public Television May 17 and May 20
Hamden, Conn. - May 12, 2009 – “No Unwounded Soldiers,” a documentary produced and directed by Quinnipiac University Professor Rebecca Abbott of Hamden, is scheduled to air on Connecticut Public Television at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, and 11 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20.
“No Unwounded Soldiers” follows a group of Vietnam War veterans and the twin sister of a deceased veteran as they explore, through their work in drama therapy, the ways that war changes those who fight. It shows the devastating ripple effects those changes have on them, on their families, and on their communities. And it shows that healing is possible, especially through the arts.
“No Unwounded Soldiers” was taped at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System Hospital in West Haven during a weekly drama therapy group led by drama therapist Mary Lou Lauricella. As it explores the process of creating an original play to help others heal, “No Unwounded Soldiers” also interweaves the personal stories of the five group members – Frank Attruia, George LaBounty, Lewis Mungo, Jan Rilance and Mike Steele, and the stories of Ed Borucki and Grace Bell, two veterans of World War II, and Robert Timmins, a veteran of the Iraq War.