On Veterans Day, Red Border Films will present Healing Bobby, the latest project by TIME’s new documentary film unit. Directed by award-winning photojournalist Peter Van Agtmael, the film traces the life of Bobby Henline, an Iraq War veteran who sustained burns on more than a third of his body after his Humvee hit an Improvised Explosive Device outside of Baghdad. After two weeks in a coma and months of grueling rehabilitation, Henline turned to stand up comedy to help ease the pain, using his act to bring comfort to veterans suffering from PTSD and the families whose loved ones never made it back from war.
Peter Van Agtmael—Magnum Photos for Red Border Films
Each month, Red Border Films will draw on TIME’s extensive network of photojournalists, filmmakers and other contributors to produce short documentaries and expanded films that combine TIME’s authoritative journalism with the unique power of cinematic storytelling. The name Red Border Films refers to the iconic border on the cover of TIME, one of the world’s most trusted news sources.
Building off the success of TIME’s Emmy award winning “Beyond 9/11” project, Red Border Films will combine the best work from filmmakers with the latest interactive technologies. The projects will be presented along with interactive features at time.com/redborder, where users will be able to watch films, explore in-depth information about the filmmakers and their subjects and view photo galleries and other multimedia elements.
See the One Dream project here.