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Naneek: One Man's Attempt to Overcome PTSD Film Screening and Discussion

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

7 pm

Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library

111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids MI 49503

By the ripe young age of twenty, Tim 'Naneek' Keenan had a world of a very real Vietnam War on his shoulders. Keenan served in the Vietnam War as an infantryman. With just over 5 months of heavy battle, his platoon took over a location on battlefield of Dak To known as Hill 1338 on November 17, 1967. Locked inside Naneek's head, that date pops up every year. It has shown up like clock-work for just over four decades. That date was a personal demon he wanted to confront. So he decided he was going to revisit and climb the hill that gives him PTSD.


Over the course of two weeks, filmmaker Robert Woodward headed out to film Naneek's experience of going back to the country he equates with war. From dense jungle to Communist villages, experience Tim's epic journey, step-by-step through pre-flight, traveling to Ho Chi Minh, and then journeying across country to the battlefield as he confronts issues that have troubled him for decades.

Event Type: Lectures 

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