Let There Be Light

Posted: May 26, 2012 in History

This is an amazing reality documentary made in 1946 by the legendary film-maker John Huston. It is unscripted sessions with soldiers from World War II who were suffering from what we now call PTSD but was then described as “shell-shock.”

In addition to the heart-breaking discussions, it also shows mixed-race servicemen together, ground-breaking for its’ time. Of course the Army ultimately suppressed the original film until 1980, re-releasing a heavily-edited version using actors instead.

An amazing and sad view into the effects of war that have remain unchanged since Homer’s time.

You can learn more and see the entire movie here.


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