#35 - PTSD in Welcome To Marwen (Movie)
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Pop Psych 101
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Mental Health
TV & Film
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Publication Date |
Jun 17, 2019
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On April 8, 2000, Mark Hogancamp was attacked by five men and left for dead outside of a bar in Kingston, NY. After nine days in a coma, he awoke to find he had no memory of his previous adult life. He had to relearn how to eat, walk and write. When his state-sponsored rehabilitative therapies ran out, Mark took his recovery into his own hands. In his backyard, he created a new world entirely within his control - a 1:6 scale World War II town he named Marwencol.

Using doll alter egos of his friends and family, his attackers and himself, Mark enacted epic battles and recreated memories, which he captured in strikingly realistic photographs. Those photos eventually caught the eye of the art world, which lead to a series of gallery exhibitions, the award-winning documentary "Marwencol," the acclaimed book "Welcome to Marwencol," and a new identity for a man once ridiculed for playing with dolls.  That's the true story.

Synopsis: Today we are covering the 2018 Drama/Fantasy Movie, Welcome To Marwen Mike is out today and Christine Michelle from the Antidotes: Stories in Medicine podcast steps in like a hero to keep this mental health podcast rolling. Christine, a Nurse practitioner, for EMS and Army Medic and seen her fare share of PTSD. Ryan has also seen his fair share right in his office. They break down what life is like for Mark and the community around him from the movie Welcome To Marwen, and grade the accuracy of the movie as well as Steve Carell's performance.

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Music from https://filmmusic.io: "In Your Arms" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Music from https://filmmusic.io: "In Your Arms" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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