Director: Leonhard Hollmann
Documentary | D | 2017
88 min | Dolby 5.1
51st Hof International Film Festival
Every year, the German army is deployed by the German parliament to various crisis zones. Each and every one of these missions returns wounded soldiers back home. Their wounds, however, are not always visible and often only become apparent years later in the form of emotional imbalance. One such emotional imbalance is the so-called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). People suffer from nightmares and the reliving of their missions, triggered by environmental influences.
The army’s psychiatric therapies can’t help everyone. In cases where conventional medicine reaches its limits, Claudia Swierczek implements her horses. In many years of work, she has developed a therapeutic method which uses the special abilities of horses to help patients who have been deemed otherwise untreatable.