An Unbeaten Path // 36:14min // Documentary // 2018 // UK
Director: Geraint Hill
Details the heartfelt journey of retired Royal Marine Andy Shaw’s 30 year battle against undiagnosed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and his “summiting” of the illness that plagued his life. Taking an insightful look from the front line to the dark recesses of the mind, the film gives an account of the affects of the debilitating and potentially life threatening illness that is PTSD on one individual.
Andy was involved in a tragic incident in the Falklands War in 1982, which sent his life into turmoil. Having fought his way back from the brink, he now wants to help others on the path to conquering their individual battles. The documentary reflects on Andy’s life and discusses the details and emotional struggles associated with his situation. Andy now runs a unique programme that aims to help people on the path to a better life after serving in stressful or challenging situations.