Buried Above Ground (America ReFramed/PBS)


America ReFramed on PBS World Channel (2016) | Director, Producer & Writer Ben Selkow | World Premiere at 2015 Woodstock Film Festival


What would you do if the worst thing that ever happened to you felt like it kept happening? Over six years, BURIED ABOVE GROUND explores this question through the eyes of three post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) survivors.

BURIED ABOVE GROUND goes on an inspirational journey with three people trying to recover from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Luis, an Iraq War veteran, along with his service dog Tuesday; Erundina, a survivor of domestic violence; and Ashley, an evacuee from Hurricane Katrina. BURIED ABOVE GROUND explores its subjects’ lives over six years, gaining access to their home life, therapy sessions, and communities as they try to unburden themselves from the paralyzing lock of their past traumas. The personal battles fought by Luis, Ashley and Erundina illuminate a global health condition that is misunderstood, underreported and often left untreated.

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