Wed. 6.Feb. 19:00
The Military Counseling Network e.V. &
The Clearing Barrel GI-Coffeehouse
would like to invite you to the discussion and the screening of the documentary:
„Beer Is Cheaper Than Therapy“
Film director Simone de Vries will be present
The Military Counseling Network e.V.
is providing free, confidential, and accurate information on US military regulations and practices to service members, veterans, potential recruits, and their families.
We are part a consortium of more than twenty non-governmental, non-profit organizations located in more than fifteen states in the US and in Germany.
About BEER IS CHEAPER THAN THERAPY:
“This documentary looks for an answer to the question of why the number of suicides among young American veterans and soldiers of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is so frighteningly high. The filmmakers traveled to Killeen, Texas, home of Fort Hood - the largest Army base in the United States where last year, 19 soldiers committed suicide. The kaleidoscopic film consists of interviews with soldiers and family members, sometimes anonymous, who are heard in voice-over while we see close-ups of soldiers in a tattoo shop, heads being shaved at a barbershop and young boys partying before deployment. Signs that read "We support our troops" and "Welcome home, heroes" stand in stark contrast to the reality described by the soldiers. Written by IDFA"
MCN e.V. would like to invite you to take a glance at another militarized town, and the work of our sister GI-Café - Under The Hood. We would also like to provide a forum for the exchange of experiences with local therapists, counselors and others who work with military personnel that struggle with a wide range of issues.