First Fortnight, in association with Science Gallery Dublin, present the European Premiere of acclaimed documentary Buried Above Ground, which brings to light the global health condition we now recognise as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by sharing the courageous journeys of three Americans wrestling with the aftermath of devastating events.
U.S. army captain Luis Montalvan, back from the Iraq War, learns to cope with his inner war wounds and resurface via the bond he forms with his service dog, Tuesday. Relive Hurricane Katrina with evacuee Ashley as she pledges to rebuild her home while she rebuilds herself. Empathize with Erundina, fighting to stay sober and go back to school after surviving child abuse and domestic violence.
Filmed over six years, with intimate access to these survivors as they unburden themselves of the past, Buried Above Ground pays tribute to the human spirit and the skill of the filmmaker.
The screening will be followed by a short post-show discussion with the film's award-winning Director Ben Selkow and Keith Gaynor, Senior Clinical Psychologist at St. John of God Hospital, author and regular media contributor on mental health issues.
This is suitable for an audience aged 18+