From the Vault: A Hero’s Journey Gets an Encore
by Glenn Holsten
At OC87 Recovery Diaries, we are immensely proud of the volume and quality of films we have produced, along with our filmmaking partner, FreshFly, over the years. For those of you who may be relatively new to OC87 Recovery Diaries, we realized that you might not yet have been introduced to some of the wonderful films and beautiful human beings from our past, so, this month (and at varying times in the future) we’re reaching into the “OC87 Recovery Diaries Vault” for an older film of ours for you to enjoy.
This month, we are proud to introduce (or re-introduce) you to Ed Kozempel and his touching, inspiring film, “A Hero’s Life.” Ed, who lives with paranoid schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, often compares his mental health recovery journey to a battle and, indeed, Ed has fought hard for himself and his mental and physical health. The flute is something that has helped him to keep going, and “A Hero’s Life” is a heartfelt tribute to Ed’s indomitable spirit, and an ode to the power of music.
Please enjoy “A Hero’s Life” and subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don’t miss a single, moving mental health documentary film.