PTSD – Won’t Stop Me! Music Video Production & Community Walk!
PTSD won’t stop me © (Let’s get the “D” dropped!)
Music Video Production created/produced by A Backpack Journalist & Nashville Film Institute.
BE APART OF THE COMMUNITY – as we show our “love and understanding” for the service member with PTSD – TBI.
JOIN US - March 8, 2012 – 1:30 – 4 PM
WHERE – Nashville, Tennessee – Bi-Centennial Park – Amphitheater (downtown)
Today, the Defense Department estimates that nearly 213,000 military personnel have suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2000. An estimated 300,000 veterans of both conflicts suffered post-traumatic stress disorder or major depression, according to a Rand Corp. report.
A Backpack Journalist’ Goal: to bring attention to the journey of the service member diagnosed with PTSD as they work through the causes and effects. We wish to inform the general public about what is called the “invisible wound” and then to demonstrate the needed involvement of the family and community to provide caring and support for the service member.
HOW? Lyrics are written and a music video is underway in Nashville, Tennessee. Backpack has partnered with the Nashville Film Institute and a 3-time EMMY Award Winner/producer of music videos. Our Backpack Interns are participating!
Lyrics describe the “invisible wound called PTSD”. There is a RAP section, and a chorus and chant. The music is set to a RAP beat, and R&B for the chant. The chorus will remind the listener of a “choral sing”. The RAP is performed by a Backpack Intern as the soldier/s walk. The chant and chorus each have Backpack Journalist military youth involved. The video depicts combat related scenes, as well as welcome home festivities and other military related events. The closing includes the service member walking up the steps of the Amphitheater in Nashville’s Bi Centennial Park where he is surrounded then by members of the community with “love and understanding.”
JOIN US! Are you close to Nashville! Come walk with us and appear in the closing. Email us: email@example.com
No special clothing required. All walks of life are sought!
Organize your own community walk: PTSD WON’T STOP ME!
Take photos or a short video of your walk and send them to us! We will add them to our DVD package!
We encourage you to make posters – walk with balloons! The spirit of this community walk is to surround the service member as they walk forward.
To become a part of our DVD that will be distributed free, take photos or video of your Community Walk!
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your Community Walk. We will then confirm back to you the details on the type of files we need for the DVD.
All photos or video must be submitted to us no later than Monday, March 12, 2012.
For more information on PTSD:
The following website contains information on PTSD and links to other agencies who provide resources and support.
Music Video – R&B – RAP
PTSD Won’t Stop Me: Music Video – R&B – RAP (PROJECT)
Creative & Music Video Lyrics: Linda Dennis, A Backpack Journalist, LLC, Atlanta, GA
Lyrics (Original) & Music: Timothy “August” Bourriague, Franklin, TN
Performed by: Daniel Jones, USAR Youth – Backpack Intern
Music Production: Craig Groove – www.craiggroove.com
Video Director:Matt Coale, www.mattcoale.com, Nashville, TN
Producer:Prema Thiagarajah, Nashville Film Institute, Nashville, TN, www.thenfi.com