Once a Warrior: On Film
The project on film
There are three films associated with the Once a Warrior project. Discover Once a Warrior on film:
- A collection of the created artworks on film
- One participant’s film, about his struggles with PTSD
- An overview of the project
Once a Warrior – Common Codes of Combat encapsulates the project. It incorporates individual interviews and artworks the group was inspired to create in response to the British Museum exhibition Warriors of the Plains, from paintings to blankets, poetry to film. Also published on YouTube, with comments from civilian and military public.
Warrior-artist Brian Power made the film I Am Not a God, which describes one man’s journey to find and conquer the beast of his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Once a Warrior – From Plains Indians to West Country Veterans is a brief explanation of the project, in which West Country-based veterans and serving soldiers found parallels between their own military experiences and the ways and rituals of Native American warrior societies. This is available on YouTube too.
These three films were made for Once a Warrior, a project funded by Arts Council England as part of RAMM’s work on wellbeing. It was a partnership with Aftermath PTSD, which uses art to relieve suffering from combat-related stress.