"Striking a Chord: Instruments of Healing" shows how veterans with PTSD are finding their way back to themselves through music and art. This inspiring documentary offers civilians insight into the trauma of war and the challenges of returning home and re-entering reality. Soldiers learn that, for those who can find the courage to speak their truths, there are unexpected paths to healing.
BIO: Susan Rockefeller is an entrepreneur, conservationist and filmmaker. She's the CEO and Founder of Protect What Is Precious, a company that advises businesses on how to improve their products and processes in a way that contributes to a better future for the planet, while enhancing the value of their brands.
Rockefeller's films have explored a range of contemporary issues such as ocean acidification and the future of ocean health, PTSD and the use of music to heal, the confluence of race, poverty and illness; and global food sustainability. Her films have aired on HBO, PBS, and the Discovery Channel. Susan sits on the boards of Oceana, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, We Are Family Foundation, and is a member of the Natural Resources Defense Council Global Leadership Council.
She received her undergraduate degree from Hampshire College, a certificate in ecological horticulture from University of California Santa Cruz and her master's degree from NYU. Susan lives in New York City with her husband and children.
Executive Producer(s): We Are Family Foundation
Producer(s): Susan Rockefeller, Jackie French, Beth Poague
The Woodstock Film Festival is a not-for-profit, 501c3 organization with a mission to present an
annual program and year-round schedule of film, music,
and art-related activities that promote artists, culture,
inspired learning, and diversity. The Hudson Valley Film
Commission promotes sustainable economic development
by attracting and supporting film, video and media production.