Healing and Education through Arts: Veterans’ Journeys – New Opera
September 28, 2021
An official selection of the Awareness Film Festival, Veteran Journeys – a new opera inspired by true events – will receive an in-person screening at Regal Cinemas LA, live on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 3:00pm (PST), with a streaming event to follow on Sunday, October 31. Music and Libretto (text of opera) by Ken Wells, MD, MPH, an HSR&D investigator and staff psychiatrist at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, will be featured. The opera is based on interviews with Veterans and family members, as well as Dr. Wells’ family members. In speaking about his work as both a musician and psychiatrist, Dr. Wells stated that he’s “attracted to turning points… moments in our lives that give us insight, strengthen us, and put us on the road to better days.” For tickets to Veteran Journeys, go here.
The Awareness Film Festival is organized by Health One World, a non-profit charity that serves the community surrounding West Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA, and is showcasing this opera in collaboration with the California Arts Council.