Filmmaker Shares Profits with Soldiers' Angels

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New documentary follows recovering veterans on fishing expedition.

Edward Nachtrieb's documentary about wounded veterans raises money for charity.

I hope all Americans get a chance to see it.

Photojournalist and Hollywood producer Edward Nachtrieb will donate a portion of DVD sales of his powerful new documentary film, "All the Way Home" to non-profit Soldiers' Angels. The film follows a group of recovering wounded veterans, many of whom have been assisted by Soldiers' Angels, as they take a trip down Montana's remote Smith River.

Surrounded by the quiet beauty of one of America's great fishing rivers, volunteer outfitters led participants on an expedition in May of 2007 as cameras followed along. Nachtrieb describes the resulting documentary as a quiet, "listening" film, focusing on the gorgeous setting and the veterans' stories in their own words. "All the Way Home" was shown this July in Congress to help lawmakers understand the issues facing returning soldiers, and has been recommended by leading veterans advocacy groups.

In a simple but powerful and respectful style, "All the Way Home" gives viewers a window into the experiences and spirit of America's wounded veterans as they recover. "This is an empowering film," Nachtrieb explains. "You see men that are healing, moving on, helping each other get through difficult times. And you see Americans helping them."

Soldiers' Angels founder Patti Bader believes this insight into veterans' experiences is vital. "We need more movies like this to offer us a glimpse of the healing of our heroes," she says. "I hope all Americans get a chance to see it."

Nachtrieb honed his skills in entertainment, including time spent producing the patriotically-themed show "John Ratzenberger's Made in America" for the Travel Channel. After hearing about the Montana fishing trips one Fourth of July, he began production on "All the Way Home." The project is the first fruit of his subsequent decision to pursue documentaries "that help."

Soldiers' Angels, which assists wounded veterans and their families in a variety of ways, will receive twenty percent of the purchase price of each copy of "All the Way Home" sold through its online store, http://www.angelsstore.org.

About Edward Nachtrieb:
Edward Nachtrieb has worked in the entertainment field and as a photojournalist in Asia and the Philippines. He currently devotes himself to producing documentary films. For more information about his latest work, see http://www.allthewayback.com.

About Soldiers' Angels:
Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the U.S. military and their families. Comprised of 200,000 volunteer members in over twenty different teams and programs, activities include letters, care packages, and comfort items to the deployed, and support for their families at home. The organization also provides assistance to the wounded, continuing support for veterans, remembrances and comfort for families of the fallen, and immediate response to unique difficulties. For more info visit http://www.soldiersangels.org or email soldiersangels @ gmail.com.

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