POV | Almost Sunrise Filmmaker Interview

Position: Editor

Production Company: POV | American Documentary

For Season 30 of POV, I edited together filmmaker interviews, updating and establishing the look, style, and structure. The interview videos were shown after the television premier of the film and used for social media advertising.

Almost Sunrise (2016) dir. Michael Collins is about two friends who embark on an epic 2,700-mile trek on foot across America, seeking redemption and healing as a way to close the moral chasm opened by war. It is an intimate, vérité film that eschews stereotypes and instead captures an unprecedented portrait of veterans — one of hope, potential and untold possibilities.


What is moral injury?

Filmmakers Michael Collins & Marty Syjuco on the difference between moral injury and PTSD.



How does Almost Sunrise depict veterans?

Filmmakers Michael Collins & Marty Syjuco discuss rethinking the veteran experience.



Why did these two Iraq War veterans walk across the country?

Almost Sunrise filmmakers on the link between walking cross-country and healing from war.


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