“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” TO SCREEN AT THE RIVERSIDE PUBLIC LIBRARY / SSGT. SALVADOR J. LARA CASA BLANCA LIBRARY

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“Visions of Warriors” will be screening at the Riverside Public Library / SSgt. Salvador J. Lara Casa Blanca Library on Monday, 3/18/19, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This screening is part of a series of events dedicated to veterans—the InLandia Institute Veterans Writing Workshop on Monday, 3/11/19 at 4:00 p.m. and “Proud to be of Service” Art Program on Monday, 3/25/19 at 4:00 p.m. These events are made possible by “Californians: Community Conversations with Veterans,” a partnership between the California Center for the Book and Veterans Connect @ the Library. The library’s community partner for this screening is the InLandia Institute. According to their site, their mission is to “recognize, support, and expand literary activity in all of its forms in the Inland Empire by publishing books and sponsoring programs that deepen people’s awareness, understanding, and appreciation of this unique, complex and creatively vibrant region.” Thank you so much to Tina Zdilor, Jon Andersen, the Riverside Public Library / SSgt. Salvador J. Lara Casa Blanca Library, their Veterans Connect @ the Library program, the InLandia Institute, and the California Center for the Book for this great opportunity.

Screening and Q&A with Ming Lai:
Monday, 3/18/19, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Riverside Public Library / SSgt. Salvador J. Lara Casa Blanca Library
2985 Madison St.
Riverside, CA 92504

951-826-2120

To learn more about the screening:
https://riversideca.gov/calendar/item.aspx?id=22275

To learn more about the library:
https://www.riversideca.gov/library/

To learn more about the Inlandia Institute:
http://inlandiainstitute.org/

To learn more about “Californians: Community Conversations with Veterans”:
https://calbook.org/programs/californians-community-conversations-with-veterans/

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” IS IN THE CANADIAN ART THERAPY ASSOCIATION’S “ENVISAGE”

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We’re very excited to announce that “Visions of Warriors” is in the Canadian Art Therapy Association’s beautiful online magazine, “Envisage.” Founded in 1977, the respected Canadian Art Therapy Association or Association Canadienne d’Art Therapie (CATA-ACAT) unites and promotes the emerging profession of art therapy in Canada. According to their site, Envisage is “not only a vibrant platform for art therapists to be recognized for their work and learn from each others’ diverse practices, it is also a valuable tool to promote the innovative work of art therapists in other professional fields and communities.” We’re deeply honored to share our documentary with the thriving Canadian art therapy community. Thank you to Patricia Ki, Amanda Gee, and the Canadian Art Therapy Association for this great honor.

To learn more about the Canadian Art Therapy Association:
https://www.canadianarttherapy.org/

To access the magazine on their site:
https://www.canadianarttherapy.org/online-magazine/

To download a PDF of the magazine. 

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” TO SCREEN AT THE WOODWARD PARK REGIONAL LIBRARY IN FRESNO, CA

We’re thrilled to announce that “Visions of Warriors” will be screening at the Woodward Park Regional Library in Fresno, CA on Tuesday, 4/23/19, at 6:00 p.m. This library is part of the extensive Fresno County Public Library system, which offers Veterans Resource Centers at their Central Branch Library and Betty Rodriguez Branch Library. This screening is made possible by “Californians: Community Conversations with Veterans,” a partnership between the California Center for the Book and Veterans Connect @ the Library. The library’s community partner for this screening is CalVet (California Department of Veterans Affairs). According to their site, “CalVet strives to ensure that its veterans of every era and their families get the state and federal benefits and services they have earned and deserve as a result of selfless and honorable military service.” Ryan Gardner, the clinical social worker who’s featured in the documentary, and Ming Lai, the director, will be attending the screening and participating in a Q&A afterward. Thank you to Jessica Hall, the Woodward Park Regional Library, the Fresno County Public Library, Annette Wholaver, CalVet, and the California Center for the Book for this huge honor!

Screening and Q&A with Ryan Gardner and Ming Lai
Tuesday, 4/23/19, 6:00 p.m.
Woodwood Park Regional Library
944 E. Perrin Ave.
Fresno, CA 93720

559-600-3135

To learn more about the library:
http://www.fresnolibrary.org/branch/wdwd.html

To learn more about CalVet:
https://www.calvet.ca.gov/

To learn more about “Californians: Community Conversations with Veterans”:
https://calbook.org/programs/californians-community-conversations-with-veterans/

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” TO SCREEN AT THE INGLEWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY

We’re excited to announce that “Visions of Warriors” will be screening at the Inglewood Public Library on Monday, 3/25/19, at 5:30 p.m. According to their site, their mission is to “provide information, educational, and recreational services and resources responsive to the library’s diverse communities.” One of the many reasons why we love Los Angeles is the extensive library system which serves the city’s diverse communities. This screening is made possible by “Californians: Community Conversations with Veterans,” a partnership between the California Center for the Book and Veterans Connect @ the Library. We deeply appreciate the West Los Angeles Vet Center for being the community partner for this screening. Thank you to Ritse Adefolalu, the Inglewood Public Library, the West Los Angeles Vet Center, and the California Center for the Book for this wonderful opportunity.

Screening and Q&A with Ming Lai:
Monday, 3/25/19, 5:30 p.m.
Inglewood Public Library
101 W. Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90301

310-412-5380

To learn more about the library:
https://www.cityofinglewood.org/787/Inglewood-Public-Library

To learn more about the West Los Angeles Vet Center:
https://www.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=516

To learn more about “Californians: Community Conversations with Veterans”:
https://calbook.org/programs/californians-community-conversations-with-veterans/

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” TO SCREEN AT E.P. FOSTER LIBARY IN VENTURA, CA

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“Visions of Warriors” will be screening at the E.P. Foster Library in Ventura, CA on Saturday, 2/9/19, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This screening is made possible by “Californians: Community Conversations with Veterans,” a partnership between the California Center for the Book and Veterans Connect @ the Library. According to the library’s site, their mission is to inspire their community to “explore, discover, and connect.” Through this great program, they’re able to connect with veterans and their families and, in turn, connect them to the community and resources. Thank you to Irma Morales, E.P. Foster Library, and California Center for the Book for this wonderful opportunity.

Screening
Saturday, 2/9/19, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
E.P. Foster Library
Elizabeth R. Topping Room
651 East Main Street
Ventura, CA 90031

805-648-2716

To learn more about the screening:
https://www.vencolibrary.org/events/foster-vision-warriors-documentary

To learn more about the library:
https://www.vencolibrary.org/locations/ep-foster-library

To learn more about “Californians: Community Conversations with Veterans”:
https://calbook.org/programs/californians-community-conversations-with-veterans/

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” TO SCREEN AT THE WHITTIER PUBLIC LIBRARY

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We’re excited to announce that “Visions of Warriors” will be screening at the Whittier Public Library on Thursday, 2/21/19, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. This screening has been made possible by the California Center for the Book’s “Californians: Community Conversations with Veterans.” This program is a partnership between California Center for the Book and Veterans Connect @ the Library, which in turn is a partnership between California public libraries and the California Department of Veterans Affairs to connect veterans and their families to benefits and services for which they are eligible. Thank you to Diane Hara, the Whittier Public Library, their Veterans Resource Center, their community partner of the American Legion Whittier Post 51, and the California Center for the Book for this huge honor. Special thanks to Rita Murray of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Whittier for speaking about their extensive resources.

Screening and Q&A with Ming Lai
Thursday, 2/21/19, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Whittier Public Library
7344 Washington Ave.
Whittier, CA 90602

562-567-9900

To learn more about the screening:
https://www.whittierlibrary.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/2145/1646

To learn more about the Whittier Public library:
https://www.whittierlibrary.org/

To learn more about the Whittier Public Library Veterans Resource Center:
https://www.whittierlibrary.org/services/veterans-resource-center

To learn more about the addition of “Visions of Warriors” to “Californians: Community Conversations with Veterans”:
https://calbook.org/2018/10/02/visions-of-warriors/

To learn more about California Center for the Book:
https://calbook.org/

To learn more about “Californians: Community Conversations with Veterans”:
https://calbook.org/programs/californians-community-conversations-with-veterans/

To learn more about Veterans Connect @ the Library:
https://calibrariesforveterans.org/

To learn more about the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Whittier:
https://namiwhittier.namieasysite.com/

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” IS ON FILM COURAGE

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To kick off the new year, we’re excited to announce that an article about “Visions of Warriors” is on the great filmmaking site, Film Courage. Filmmaking is extremely tough, which is why we appreciate sites like FilmCourage.com, which connects, teaches, and inspires filmmakers. With a fitting name, they offer much-needed courage to us filmmakers. According to their site, “Est. in 2009. FilmCourage.com and the FilmCourage Youtube channel features video interviews, audio podcasts and articles about filmmaking, screenwriting, acting, women in film and more. Thank you to Co-Founders Karen Worden and David Branin for this huge honor!

To read the article:
http://filmcourage.com/2019/01/18/hope-is-what-empowers-the-veteran-photo-recovery-project-an-inside-look-into-the-making-of-visions-of-warriors-by-filmmaker-ming-lai/

“VISIONS OF WARRIORS” TO SCREEN AT THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES

“Visions of Warriors” will be screening at California State University, Los Angeles on Saturday, 11/17/18, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. We’re deeply honored to share our film with the respected university and its School of Social Work. Based in Los Angeles, we know the powerful impact this institution and particular school has on our community and the world beyond. As proud graduates of California State University, Long Beach, we can attest to the exceptional education provided by the extensive California State University system. Thank you to Colleen Friend, Will Wong, Nikola Alenkin, Erin Donnelly, and the university for this great honor. Special thanks to Will Wong for his generous support of our film. 

Screening and Q&A with Ming Lai
Saturday, 11/17/18, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
California State University, Los Angeles
Simpson Tower
Salazar Hall 184E
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032


Download a flyer about the screening.

To learn more about California State University, Los Angeles School of Social Work:
http://www.calstatela.edu/hhs/sw