Making Love After War
Georgia State Brothers Step Up to Support Injured Veterans
Brothers Antonio Garcia (Georgia State, 2017), Abraham Miller (Georgia State, 2017), and Jeremy Tepper (Georgia State, 2018) volunteered to help Jeremy’s father, Dr. Mitchell Tepper, produce a pilot interview for the documentary “Making Love After Making War: Supporting Intimate Relationships for Injured Veterans” and their Families.
When Dr. Tepper, a sexologist who has been working with disabled veterans for the last 10 years, learned that Antonio was a filmmaker who had several films at the Cannes International Film Festival, he invited Antonio to shoot and edit the film. Jeremy, a photographer, served as the second cameraman and still photographer. Abe, a musician, did the sound on the set and scored the film.
The pilot tells the narrative story of Kat and Aaron Causey who have exhibited sexual resiliency in the face of catastrophic combat-related injuries on their journey to restoring emotional closeness and physical intimacy. Army Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Causey, an explosives technician with 760th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, suffered multiple limb loss, extensive genital injuries, and traumatic brain injury (TBI) after stepping on an IED in Afghanistan.
The pilot is being used to raise awareness and funds to complete a full-length documentary telling the stories of five more couples with various disabilities including, spinal cord injury, burns, blindness, TBI/PTSD and deafness. A companion website offering information, support, and access to experts is also in the works.
Brothers who want to watch this pilot and/or support the continued development of this important document can visit loveafterwar.org.