WE ARE STRONGER is a faith-based movie exploring a veteran's battle with PTSD. As he struggles to recover from his injuries, reclaim his marriage, and fit back into the civilian world, he discovers he can't do it alone.
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Master Sergeant Victor Raphael is nearing the end of his military career when an explosion in Afghanistan leaves him injured. Back home, he is thrust into battle once again, but he hasn't been trained for this type of warfare. With his career behind him and painful physical therapy ahead, he finds himself without a purpose and in a war with his own mind. Having spent years with with an ocean between them, his wife, Michelle, is distant and their marriage seems to be held together only by her sense of duty. From leading troops into battle to being unable to leave the house, Vic finds himself isolated in more ways than he ever thought possible, until the unexpected happens. Through the help of two kids and some unlikely heroes, Vic must face the trauma and the wounds on his soul to save his marriage and to help his fellow brother in need. To succeed he must discover the true source of strength and realize he can't do it alone if he is going to win this war and emerge stronger.
God uses the ordinary to do the extraordinary...for HIS glory.
I think viewers will be surprised how REAL this movie feels...the bouquet of stories come from many angles are interwoven in a compelling (not cheesy) way. The impact stems from a strategic release and nationwide partnership with ministry organizations and within the first year the producers were brought to Capital Hill twice, even asked to visit the White House. To an audience whose eyes need to be opened the effects of trauma (regardless of the source), have personally experienced PTSD or have concerns for others who suffer will be touched by reality, moved with compassion AND impacted by the coast to coast movement in place. The Stronger Alliance has created a workbook and leader guide being used by multiple churches and organizations today to help people walk out healing in Christ. Many unexpected turns...just wait and see!
It's hard to talk about tough issues...without being graphic or over the top this film is a real blessing that will be drawing organic demand for years. Way to go!
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