MSU-produced film explores Post-Traumatic Stress and the larger community

Nov 10, 2016

In World War One, soldiers called it “shell shock.” Today, the terminology is changing from PTSD to simply Post Traumatic Stress. As Veterans Day nears, we talk with the co-producers of a new MSU-produced film about veterans and the ongoing fight they live off the battlefield.


On January 20, President-Elect Donald Trump will assume command over more than 1.3-million active duty service members. Tomorrow, we formally honor service men and women past and present on Veterans’ Day.

A new documentary produced by students at Michigan State University explores the psychological trauma many veterans feel after experiencing combat. The film “Invisible Wounds” seeks to inform local communities about their role in helping veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress.

Tonight at 6 p.m., WKAR hosts a screening of the 30-minute film, plus a conversation about post-traumatic stress in the Communication Arts and Sciences Building. The film will also air on WKAR World Friday at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 11 p.m. on WKAR-TV.

Current State talks with Amol Pavangadkar, the director and co-producer of the film and a faculty member with the MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences, and David Stephens, also a co-producer who’s with the MSU School of Criminal Justice.