June 16, 2023

War’s Secret Shame – Shell Shock


UK | 2021 | Color | 51min

About the documentary

Heroes who survived World War I were displaying symptoms of an unrecognizable disease—muteness, light sensitivity, and tremors with no obvious cause. It took a century for people to recognize this as “PTSD.” Experts who analyzed the interviews all arrived at one conclusion: the wounds inflicted by wars are unimaginably painful and might remain unhealed for a lifetime.