From War to Wisdom (2017) was directed by Cpl. Josh Hisle (USMC, retd.) an Iraq War veteran and recent graduate of Miami University. Hisle is a nationally renowned musician who has used his music to reach thousands of his fellow veterans. Hisle founded the Common Ground on the Hill Veterans Initiative, a nonprofit program that provides scholarship for veterans to attend annual traditional arts and music workshops in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Arizona.
This haunting documentary follows the journey of an elite group of Marines who survived the battlefield and the challenges of coming home, and are now fighting to serve their fellow veterans on the home front. The film includes in-depth interviews with combat veterans. Additional interviews with family members, friends, and colleagues enrich these incredible stories, alongside an original score and original combat footage by award-winning filmmakers Mike Elwell and Mike Cerre, embedded with the U.S. Marines in Iraq.
A select panel of veterans will respond to the film immediately after screening, opening the floor to comments and questions from the audience. Free public event Part of Miami Regionals student veterans program “From War Zone to Home.” Made possible by the National Endowment for Humanities “Dialogues on the Experience of War” initiative.
Co-sponsored by Miami Regionals Center for Veterans Services in association with Heroes Week.