New Doc on D.C. Homeless Veterans

The makers of the soon-to-be-released documentary, Beyond The Wall: The Homeless Zone , call their film “a social documentary.”  The doc, which is scheduled to makes its online debut on Veterans Day, November 11, “takes an un-skewed look into the issue of veteran homelessness, ” the filmmakers say, by “depicting the stories of veterans living in a Washington, D.C., shelter and sharing insights gleaned from the organizations and charities that provide crucial support and work to better understand the factors that contribute to the risk of homelessness among veterans.”

Alivia C. Tagliaferri, who directed, wrote and co-produced the film, is the founder of Ironcutter Media, a publishing and production company that blends socially conscious themes with traditional and new media technology. Her recent novel, Still the Monkey , centers on a Vietnam veteran who goes through a hellish tour of duty only to suffer emotionally for many years after he comes home. In our review in The VVA Veteran , we noted that the book’s Vietnam War flashback scenes are well rendered, as is the veteran’s interaction with a Marine who lost both legs in the current war in Iraq.

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