Chatting With Sherri welcomes Award-winning Japanese-American filmmaker, Anita Sugimura Holsapple!
Award-winning Japanese-American filmmaker, Anita Sugimura Holsapple is a “survivor” of war.
Battlefield: Home – Breaking The Silence was inspired by her own experiences as military child during the Vietnam War, and the realization of despite years, today’s generation of military families are continuing to face the same challenges and stigma surrounding mental injuries and trauma.
As the daughter of a Japanese mother who survived the bombing of Japan, and a combat U.S. Marine of the Vietnam Conflict, Anita is very experience with mental injuries and trauma when the remnants of war came home.
"PTSD and mental injuries leave a legacy, a fingerprint and an emotional imprint, not only on the injured, but the family members as well."
Battlefield: Home - Breaking The Silence became a mission.
A celluloid story of our journey, the military family members who for generations maintained a code of silence.