Park University to Host Screening of “The Weight of Honor” on Nov. 6
Oct. 22, 2019 — Park University’s Department of Military and Veteran Student Services, home of the Park Global Warrior Center, will host a screening of the documentary “The Weight of Honor” on Wednesday, Nov. 6, starting at 6 p.m. in the Jenkin and Barbara David Theater inside Alumni Hall on the University’s Parkville Campus. Admission to the screening, which is open to the public, is free, but reservations are required at caregivers-homefront.org.
Light appetizers will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. At 6 p.m., Shawn Moore, founder and executive director of Caregivers on the Homefront will introduce the documentary. At the conclusion of the film, a panel with four caregivers will hold a discussion and take questions from the audience.
“The Weight of Honor” is the first comprehensive documentary to chronicle the lives of families caring for their catastrophically wounded relatives returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Over the course of five years, the film follows the arc of what happens when some of America’s best and strongest volunteer to protect our nation, but return home physically and emotionally broken and disillusioned. What happens when they return is not only a personal journey, but also that of their family caregivers who have no training other than the love for their wounded. “The Weight of Honor” tells their stories of strength, exhaustion, conflict and even humor as they chart a course through the unknown.
The 56-minute documentary, released in November 2017 by Core Issues Productions, was directed, written and produced by Stephanie Seldin Howard. The film won the audience award for best documentary at the 2017 San Antonio Film Festival.
The screening is sponsored by Caregivers on the Homefront, along with support from the Missouri Humanities Council. For more information about the film, visit theweightofhonormovie.com.