Music Vets Film Screening

Event Dates
Thursday / January 26, 2023 / 6:02 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
United States

Brought to you by the Music and Health Institute as part of the Exchange Series, Music Vets tells the story of three proud U.S. military veterans in different stages of recovery from PTSD and/or traumatic brain injuries. Set in the coastal military communities of Southern California and the hustle and bustle of New York City, vets Lito, Ben, and Deborah offer us a glimpse of humanity’s resiliency in the face of adversity. Though they each have very different backgrounds and military experience, all three use the therapeutic power of music to cope and recover—unlocking emotions and finding new ways forward.

The stories in the film showcase how music can be incorporated as a non-pharmaceutical alternative or supplement to treatments that are often costly, debilitating, or sometimes even deadly. While the film’s focus is on music therapy for military populations, it shows how this under-studied and under-funded treatment can help anyone in crisis, not just veterans.