We were able to have our first showing of “The Invisible War” last night. Our showing was a closed one that was intended to be by invitation only. It went over with only a few speed bumps. The DVD player in the facility was hot and caused the film to skip and freeze a few times but from the talking of those involved this did not detract from the experience too much. The pauses were either a comedic relief of added to the suspense of the viewing and as the room was mostly women it may have been a good thing.
The film stirred quite a few emotions in many of the people who attended, everything from anger to a kind of laughter about how the military dealt with these types of issues. The anger is warranted and understood but the laughter stemmed from the misunderstanding of how the military and civilian worlds differed. It seems that most of the women that were at the viewing had not gained much experience dealing with the military of people in the military, this lead to a sizeable gap of knowledge between the four vets and the 12 civilians but it was one that we were able to work through before we broke for the night.
All in all I feel that this was a great event and one that we look forward to putting on again. I do have to give a shout out to one of the people who gave me a push to get things moving along; Graham, thank you for everything you have done to get things moving out here.