Independent Lens

Farmer/Veteran - Shellshock Then and Now - Clip

Clip: Season 18 Episode 19 | 2m 28s | Video has closed captioning.

In this excerpt from the Independent Lens film Farmer/Veteran, Alex Sutton, an Iraq combat veteran with PTSD, reveals that his grandfather suffered from shellshock after the Korean War. Alex has similar issues but says he'll work hard not to show his kids that side. Then, in a moment of panic after talking about memory loss, he almost shoots up the filmmakers' car after forgetting whose it was.

Aired: 05/29/17

Rating: NR

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