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Lost On Arrival: Me, the Mounties & PTSD


Region: Western

Year of Production: 2017

Duration: 60 minutes

As a long-time CBC reporter, Curt Petrovich’s face and voice are familiar to many Canadians. For decades his reports have brought the country and the world into Canadian homes. From wretched refugee camps to a devastating tsunami, he witnessed terrible suffering but thought he had it all under control: “I may have been disturbed by what I’d seen but I just chalked it up to occupational hazard.”

But when Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Phillipines, Curt confronted breathtaking death and destruction. On air, he remained professional. Inside, Curt shattered:  “I don’t remember coming home. I don’t remember landing. I don’t remember walking through YVR. I don’t remember…anything.”

In 2014, Curt Petrovich was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD.  LOST ON ARRIVAL: Me, the Mounties & PTSD captures Curt’s courageous efforts to rebuild himself from the inside out. From running marathons to experimental MDMA treatments, Curt tries anything to stop the traumatic images from derailing him. The documentary also captures Curt’s family, as it struggles to support a husband and father whose behaviour has changed so much, he’s almost a stranger.  



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