Journalist Steffan Tubbs is at it again with another film about veterans, this time on PTSD or post traumatic stress disorder.
“ACRONYM: The Cross-Generational Battle With PTSD” takes a look at veterans from every war since World War II and the common bond they share: the demons of war.
Tubbs, co-host of 850 KOA’s morning show, is hosting a wine, chocolate and art fundraiser from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Cherry Creek to help raise money to offset the production costs of ACRONYM. Tickets for the fundraiser are $40 per person and $75 for couples. The event is being held at Fascination St. Fine Art, 315 Detroit St.
Tubb’s first film, “Life, Liberty & Resilience,” explored how the grandson of a slave overcame extremism racism and joined the segregated U.S. Navy, shipping out to Iwo Jima in 1945 and eventually ending up in Denver. Tubbs also wrote a book by the same name.
ACRONYM will be comprised of four basic sections, according to Mountain Time Media. Here’s what it says on its website about the film:
1) We will introduce the viewer to each veteran, hear their background stories and learn about the events that have led to their diagnosis;
2) We’ll learn from doctors, psychiatrists and other leading experts what happens within the brain that causes PTSD and triggers PTSD symptoms;
3) The documentary will also present different treatment options, both traditional methods and promising non-traditional techniques; and
4) Finally, we will bring these warriors together for the first time and hear, in group discussions, their triumphs and struggles, heartbreak and sacrifice.
The film will debut on Veterans Day.