Humanities Guåhan, in partnership with the Northern Marianas Humanities Council, presents a special film screening and discussion of Almost Sunrise, and a series of VETOGA yoga classes featuring special guest Tom Voss.

The screening and film discussion of "Almost Sunrise," in partnership with UOG CLASS, is open to the public and will be held on at 6 p.m., Aug. 22 at the University of Guam Class Lecture Hall

Voss is one of the main subjects in the "Almost Sunrise," which chronicles the journey between two Iraq veterans struggling with depression upon returning home from service. Fearful of succumbing to the epidemic of veteran suicide, they seek a lifeline and embark on a 2,700-mile walk across America as a way to confront their inner pain. The film captures an intimate portrait of two friends suffering from the unseen wounds of war as they discover an unlikely treatment: the restorative power of silence and meditation.

Voss now travels the country giving talks on post-traumatic stress, moral injury, and the health benefits of yoga and meditation, and has been featured for his work with veterans in the New York TimesNational Geographic AdventureUSA Today, Fox News, the Chicago Tribune, Epoch Times, and the Hollywood Reporter. 

The Guam Yoga Classes for Veterans, First Responders, and their Families will be held on the following dates:

•Tuesday, Aug. 20: 7 a.m., Dededo Sports Complex | 5:45 p.m. Jeff’s Pirates Cove

•Wednesday, Aug. 21: 7 a.m., Ypao Beach Park Main Pavilion | 5:45 p.m. Plaza de España Azotea

•Thursday, Aug. 22: 7 a.m., University of Guam Calvo Field House

This class is suitable for beginners and all levels; yoga mats will be

available for use. Participants will leave class feeling relaxed and refreshed. Classes are 75 minutes and limited

to 15-20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. These free classes are for veterans, first responders, and their families, and are open to the public.

For more information, call Humanities Guahan at 472-4460/1 or go to humanatiesguahan.org