The Veteran's Battlefield

North Carolina is home to around 700,000 veterans – the eighth largest veteran population in the nation. And with the fourth largest active-duty military presence nationwide, it stands to reason that our state needs to pay special attention to issues impacting our service members. After active duty, veterans face wide-ranging challenges that can seem insurmountable. Imagine devoting formative years of your career to one, tireless pursuit and then everything you’ve known comes to a halt and you must invent a new path for yourself. This is the situation facing our veterans. From starting new careers to navigating a complex process to obtain earned benefits, shifting mindsets and establishing homes, it can be just too much for a person to bear… mental and physical health suffers… unemployment and even homelessness ensue.

Yet, hope and help are alive in our counties. Veterans service officers in our communities are devoted to doing what they can to make life after the military the best it can be for our veterans. As county residents, we all have a role in helping our valued service members. The question is, exactly how can we collectively turn the tide on the complicated issues facing veterans?

  • Chris Baucom
    Resilience - Food For All
  • Brielle Barozzini
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 6 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 26, 2023
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    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Chris Baucom

Chris is a native North Carolinian, born and raised in the foothills of the state. It was there he first found his passion for visual storytelling. He attended college in the Blue Ridge mountains at Appalachian State University where his passion grew as he learned the basics of photography, shooting on film, while studying journalism.

After college Chris moved to the coast where his visual storytelling experience continued to grow working in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and learning from local professionals. Then he relocated to central North Carolina to continue his work in the Raleigh/Durham area.

Chris' passion and focus are sharing the stories that affect the people of his home state of North Carolina. His film directorial debut came in 2021 with "Resilience – Food for All", a 100 Strong Production in collaboration with Zoning Media. The film sheds light on food insecurity in the state and shows the work to find a path to food security for all. His follow-up film "The Veteran's Battlefield" focuses on the issues faced by military veterans as they transition from their military service to civilian life.

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