SAN DIEGO–Premiere of BY MY SIDE
May 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
SAN DIEGO–Set in Northern California, BY MY SIDE is an intimate portrait of three veterans suffering from the “invisible wound,” called post-traumatic stress disorder. PTSD is the most prevalent and unhealed wound suffered by veterans. Approximately 20% of those who served in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars are still haunted by visions, chased by enemies they can never outrun, and tortured by the fear that the enemy is them. The three veterans and their families bravely share their pain, fear, and the difficult realization that they’ve lost time and love that they may never get back again. All three found hope where no one had looked—in the heart of a faithful service dog.
BY MY SIDE, Directed by Wynn Padula, Vicki Topaz
Friday, May 19th, 2023, at 5pm
Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA)
1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA
The GI Film Festival San Diego is a multi-day showcase of films for, by, and about military and veteran experiences. Films featured in the festival reveal the struggles, triumphs, and experiences of service members and veterans. The festival also provides veterans and service members with an opportunity to further their creative skills.
For more information, visit https://gifilmfestivalsd.org/2023/movies/by-my-side/
This project is supported by a California Documentary Project Grant.