Tango Short Film
Corporal Parker is being charged with the death of one of his fellow brothers in arms. During interrogation and of the mission report, Parker relives the event and the trauma, remembering step by step his actions and the trauma that created his confusion.
I felt like the story behind Tango was one that needed to be told. As I have moved through life and worked in various fields I have made many friends that have served our country proudly, however many of them never get the treatment and support they ultimately need to cope with daily life once they return home. These soldiers are taught how to kill and fight, but with the flip of a switch told to act "normal" and deal with the experiences they witnessed. This film depicts the tip of an iceberg about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Unfortunately many that truly deal with this condition prefer not to seek treatment due to the stigma of their suffering being considered a weakness making them a less honorable soldier. I hope this might serve as a spark to start a conversation and push forward the drive to develop a better reconditioning system for returning soldiers.
- Brendan Feltrup-Exum