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Each month, the Veterans Crisis Line receives over 22,000 calls from military veterans, who account for 20% of all suicides in the U.S. each year.
“It was tough. As a filmmaker you want the most dramatic moments. You want to make a good film. So we of course gravitated towards the calls where a rescue was necessary as somebody really wasn’t coping, but the responders are also just there for people… These people understand loss, they understand pain, they understand dislocation.”
– Ellen Goosenberg, Director of Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press One
Issue 19: Short Films at the Oscars 2015