Australia  

From the Horrors of Iraq to the Glamour of Tribeca

Video Credit: HooplaHa - Duration: 03:14s - Published
From the Horrors of Iraq to the Glamour of Tribeca

From the Horrors of Iraq to the Glamour of Tribeca

Like many other Army Vets who have experienced the carnage of war, Stacy Bare was not able to put Iraq behind him when he returned home.

The worst low he experienced was questioning why he lived while others died which led to feelings of guilt and suicide.

Stacy’s only antidote for these negative feelings was to take control of his own healing process.

In an effort to recreate a more positive experience with the war-torn countries he fought in, and knowing about the healing nature of the outdoors, Stacy decided to head back to those countries to experience them in a new, healthier light and help others do the same.

What started as a personal journey has turned into a project called, Adventure Not War.

The first seed for this project was planted when Stacy was stationed in Baghdad.

He was friends with some local Iraqis who frequently talked about the beautiful, snow-capped mountains of Kurdistan and how you could enjoy this magnificent terrain.

Years later, with thoughts of healing old wounds, Stacy planned a return trip, with other veterans, and they hiked and skied over mountains where once fierce battles were fought.

What he didn’t anticipate were the connections he made with the locals there and a new appreciation of their vibrant culture.

“The people in Iraq are not all that different from people in the United States,” he noted.

“They all want the same things for their families and their kids… they want a dry bed and a warm meal and I think that’s what most people want around the world.” Watch how Stacy’s vision for erasing his comrade’s battle scars has become a Tribeca Film Festival favorite and has ignited a larger discussion about the different ways for soldiers to recover from the horrors of war.

Overcoming trauma is hard, but Stacy is definitely onto something.

“I’ve had my worst days in Iraq,” he reflected, “and now I’ve had my best days in Iraq.” Learn more at: http://www.adventurenotwar.com/ To see more OnlyGood COMMUNITY videos, visit us at: http://bit.ly/OnlyGoodTVYTCOMMUNITY Welcome to OnlyGood.tv!

(Formerly HooplaHa - Only Good News) - It’s a Positivity Movement.

We at OnlyGood TV believe that positivity will change lives for the better.

We strive to be the hopeful voice that recognizes people are good & out there doing good things for their communities and society at large.

We tell the stories of the individuals and organizations that inspire and motivate us, and fuel the Positivity Movement.

Watch an exclusive collection of stories featuring PETS, FAMILY, WELLNESS, and COMMUNITY, including unique series and Live Specials that shine a spotlight on everyday people, making the world a better place.

#OGTV Visit us at: https://www.onlygood.tv/ Like us on OGTV’s Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/onlygood.tv Like us on Hooplaha’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/hooplaha/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onlygood.tv/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/onlygoodtv

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

You Might Like

Related news from verified sources

Will Australia repeat the mistakes of Iraq?

When the United States walked away from the Iran nuclear deal just over a year ago, the waiting game...
The Age - Published

Iraq prison photos reveal 'degrading' conditions for young detainees

Photos taken inside an Iraqi jail leaked to a human rights group show prisoners curled up next to...
SBS - Published

Ancient Iraqi city of Babylon designated UNESCO World Heritage Site

The ancient city of Babylon, first referenced in a clay tablet from the 23rd century B.C., was...
SBS - Published


Tweets about this


Related videos from verified sources

Iraq's PM pressures paramilitary groups, aiming to placate US [Video]

Iraq's PM pressures paramilitary groups, aiming to placate US

Groups told to either integrate with Iraqi government forces, or surrender weapons and join a political organisation.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:35Published
UK ISIL Hearing: legal challenge over info sharing [Video]

UK ISIL Hearing: legal challenge over info sharing

Hearings have begun in the case of Elshafee Elsheikh, who is being held in a Kurdish camp in Syria but could face trial in the US.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:40Published
Iraq plans to build new oil pipeline via Jordan [Video]

Iraq plans to build new oil pipeline via Jordan

Iraq's oil ministry says it’s making progress to reduce imports and increase revenues.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:48Published