Plattsburgh, NY – 11/04/14 – Mountain Lake PBS’s newest documentary, ON HOME GROUND, takes an intimate look into the lives of three veterans who returned home to the Adirondacks after deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, and asks the question, after all the sacrifice, when does home finally feel like home again?
The documentary will premiere with a community screening at the Stafford Theater at Clinton Community College on Sunday, November 9 at 6 PM. The event is free and open to the public, but the station is asking people to RSVP online at onhomeground.mountainlake.org .
The broadcast premiere of the program will take place on Veteran’s Day, November 11, at 9 PM. At the same time, the program will have a limited online release, and will be available for streaming for 24 hours at onhomeground.mountainlake.org and mountainlake.org .
“We’re very excited to finally release the film to the public,” said producer Tomeka Weatherspoon. “It’s a hyperlocal look into our area, but with a scope and foundation that is wide enough to translate to many audiences. We really wanted veterans and non-veterans alike to be able to relate to these stories on a human level.”
ON HOME GROUND takes us on a journey of re-assimilation into civilian life with veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars living along the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York. Their small hometowns are scenic and peaceful, but also remote and isolating. The physical distance means limited access to essentials like healthcare, and a struggling local economy contributes to the widespread unemployment for veterans.
Years after coming back, each vet reflects on their homecoming, rebuilding relationships, grappling with physical and mental changes, and finding a unique, grounding camaraderie among fellow veterans.
“Our aim is to increase awareness and engagement around this very important issue. This region has a rich military history, and as the region’s storyteller, we hope to spark conversations and give the public an opportunity to share their story of service,” said Alice Recore, President & CEO of Mountain Lake PBS.
Learn more about the program, view the trailer, and RSVP to attend the screening at onhomeground.mountainlake.org .
FOR COMMUNITY CALENDARY POSTINGS:
ON HOME GROUND PREMIERE SCREENING
Sunday, November 9 at 6 PM
Stafford Theater at Clinton Community College
136 Clinton Point Drive, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
RSVP: 800-836-5700 or onhomeground.mountainlake.org
Event Description: Join us for the premiere screening of Mountain Lake PBS’s newest documentary, ON HOME GROUND. ON HOME GROUND takes an intimate look into the lives of three veterans who returned home to the Adirondacks after deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, and asks the question, after all the sacrifice, when does home finally feel like home again?
About Mountain Lake PBS
Mountain Lake PBS produces high quality programs for local and worldwide audiences, reaching over 3.9 million viewers in New York, Vermont, Quebec and Ontario. The station also provides a host of education and outreach services for learners of all ages and devotes at least eight hours a day to programming for children.
Mountain Lake PBS’ mission is to celebrate and strengthen the civic and cultural life of the Mountain Lake region by providing distinctive telecommunications programs and services that inform, educate, involve and entertain.