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Healing the Warrior's Heart


When Larry Cesspooch returned from the Vietnam War, his family told him to “go into the Sundance and wipe yourself off.” Cesspooch is a member of the Ute Indian Tribe, and cleansing ceremonies are a deep part of Native American warrior traditions. Now, with suicides accounting for more US military deaths than combat, people are looking for ways to deal with the horrors of PTSD. Friday, our conversation with director Taki Telonidis about his film exploring how these traditions could help our veterans. (Rebroadcast)

Healing the Warrior's Heart was produced by Taki Telonidis and The Western Folklife Center in collaboration with Gary Robinson of Tribal Eye Productions and KUED Channel 7.

This Wednesday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m., KUED will screen the film at the Salt Lake City Public Library Marmalade Branch. [map] Taki Telonidis will be on hand for a Q-and-A following the film. [More information]

RSVP to KUED's Laura Durham by Monday, April 10. ldurham@kued.org

Watch 4 minute trailer of Healing the Warrior's Heart

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