Going the Distance

Going the Distance:
Journeys of Recovery

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
$7 admission
Complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres provided
At Ninth Street Independent Film Center
145 Ninth Street, between Mission and Folsom, San Francisco

To attend, please RSVP by noon on Tuesday, March 20th to roughcutsrsvp@yahoo.com

Going the Distance: Journeys of Recovery
Directed by David L. Brown

In “Going the Distance: Journeys of Recovery,” four survivors take us inside the experience of traumatic brain injury (TBI): a corporal in the U.S. Marines, African-American Jason Poole, who has suffered massive head injuries in a roadside bomb in Iraq; co-ed Kristen Collins, severely injured in a motorcycle accident while away at college; pre-med student Jay Waller, victim of a savage road-rage beating while on vacation; and six-year old Ian McFarland, survivor of a car crash that left him an orphan.

Along their paths to recovery, the four protagonists relive the dramatic accidents that almost took their lives; learn how to walk, talk and live again; and face the most daunting challenge of all – reinventing themselves. In the process, they reveal stories of heroism and hope.


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