Along Recovery is an intimate documentary portrait of the signature wound of Afghanistan and Iraq–traumatic brain injury (TBI). The film chronicles the recovery of four US soldiers evacuated from combat for treatment at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.
With unprecedented access to film inside the Army’s flagship hospital, Along Recovery depicts the exhaustive regimen of therapy and mind altering medications that each soldier is prescribed during treatment. Away from the hospital, each soldier readjusts to post-combat life under the foggy haze of a brain injury. Relationships with family and friends are tested as each soldier struggles with headaches, cognitive deficits, and other symptoms of their injuries, including post traumatic stress. Following months of treatment, a medical review board determines each soldier’s fate; return to military service or reintegration into civilian life.