The Fifth Estate Broken Heroes

The Fifth Estate Broken Heroes

Every Remembrance Day, we honour the sacrifices made by those who were killed or physically injured serving their country in wartime. But, what of those with the crippling but invisible wounds of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? In this Fifth Estate documentary, Gillian Findlay introduces us to three Canadian soldiers who served in Afghanistan. Jeff, Matt and Dave all speak candidly about the flashbacks hurtling them back to the war zone, grief for dead comrades, their ongoing battles with addiction, even suicide attempts. Also featured is General Romeo Dallaire, well known for his very public battle with PTSD after witnessing genocide in Rwanda. Using the military’s own arguably conservative estimate, as many as 2,000 soldiers returning from Afghanistan could experience PTSD. The urgency to find a treatment has never been greater.

  • 2009
  • 00:42:11
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013


Post-traumatic stress disorder [LCSH] War -- Psychological aspects [LCSH] Soldiers -- Mental health -- Canada [LCSH] Veterans -- Mental health -- Canada [LCSH] Afghan War, 2001 -- Participation, Canadian [LCSH] Social sciences [LCSH] Psychology [LCSH] Mental health [LCSH]
Theresa Burke (Director), Gillian Findlay (Host), Linden MacIntyre (Journalist), Hana Gartner (Journalist), Bob McKeown (Journalist)
Closed captioning
MARC Record
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