America Reframed: Buried Above Ground

America Reframed: Buried Above Ground

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm


Filmed over six years, Buried Above Ground follows three Americans fighting to overcome the paralyzing grip of PTSD.Luis Carlos Montalván, an Iraq War veteran who has emerged as a best-­selling author and leading PTSD awareness advocate; Erundina López, a survivor of child abuse and domestic violence who has battled addiction for years; and Ashley Boudreaux, a fifth-­generation New Orleans native whose home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.Their personal journeys shed light on an underreported mental health condition that is often misunderstood and left untreated. 

America Reframed: Buried Above Ground, airing Tuesday, June 28 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-WORLD,  builds on the growing awareness of PTSD as a phenomenon that negatively impacts combat military veterans like Luis whose symptoms turn his daily life into a personal prison. Far less visible are the stories of survivors like Erundina and Ashley who represent a large population of people affected by PTSD. Intimate moments from their therapy sessions, home life and relationships illustrate how the road to recovery takes many shapes while being fraught with obstacles and setbacks.

America Reframed: Buried Above Ground will also air on Wednesday, 6/29/16 at 8am and 2pm, Saturday 7/02/16 at 10pm, and Sunday, 7/03/16 at 9am and 5pm.