Going the Distance: Journeys of Recovery


Going the Distance: Journeys of Recovery is an hour-long character-driven documentary-in-progress in which four survivors take us inside the experience of traumatic brain injury (TBI) to reveal their personal stories of devastation, heroism and hope. Called "the Silent Epidemic," TBI impacts 1.5 million Americans and costs American society $60 billion every year. Going the Distance focuses an intimate lens on the daunting, inspiring journeys of the survivors as well as the people who love and care for them. Produced and directed by three-time Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, David L. Brown, Going the Distance promises to be an inspiring and invaluable addition to the media resources on TBI.

Filmmaker Bio(s)

David L. Brown (writer/director/producer) is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker who has produced, written and directed over 80 productions and 14 broadcast documentaries on a variety of issues and topics, from nuclear issues and older surfers to the troubled history of the new Bay Bridge. His documentaries have received over 85 international awards, include three Emmy Awards, and have been broadcast on PBS and in sixteen countries.

Recent work includes: Keeper of the Beat: A Woman's Journey into the Heart of Drumming, which won runner-up for the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2013 Mill Valley Film Festival. His documentary on older surfers, Surfing for Life, was described by Bruce Jenkins of the San Francisco Chronicle as 'a treasure, perhaps the most intelligent treatment of surfing ever captured on film.' The Bridge So Far: A Suspense Story won two Emmys. Brown teaches Documentary Filmmaking at City College of San Francisco.

Film Details
  • Country(ies): USA
  • Language(s): English
  • Year: 2014
  • Running time: 62 minutes
  • Director(s): David L. Brown
  • Producer(s): David L. Brown
  • Writer(s): David L. Brown
  • Cinematographer(s): David L. Brown
  • Editor(s): David L. Brown, Steven Baigel, Tal Skloot
  • Music: Tom Disher
  • With: Jay Waller, Ian McFarland, Kristen Collins, Jason Poole
  • Website: http://www.goingthedistance.info

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