A Chat With Star Kit Lang About ‘Battle Scars’

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A Chat With Star Kit Lang About ‘Battle Scars’

Kit Lang has taken on a tough subject in his new feature, Battle Scars.

The 36-year old actor not only stars in this gritty and hard hitting film, but also co-wrote and produced it.

Battle Scars is set in 1969, as Michael (Kit Lang) graduates high school and learns his best friend Vinny (Arturo Castro) has been drafted into the army to fight in the Vietnam War. Wanting to keep his friend safe, Michael and another life-long friend agree to enlist with Vinny. The young men experience the horrors of the war, including watching some of their friends die right in front of their eyes.

Once his time in the army is over, Michael must deal with a not-so-warm homecoming, along with the nightmares that come with his experiences overseas. Struggling to come to terms with his experiences in the war, he is barely getting by. Estranged from the post-war everyday life around him, working a steady but low-paying job, and even with a supportive girlfriend Jane (Emily Trosclair) and the opportunity to reconnect with the son he never watched grow up, Michael sinks into a gritty underworld from which he may never return. When he gets evicted, he turns to a life of crime to help him survive.

PTSD is a serious problem and as pointed out in the film, the numbers are staggering. More than 24 million Americans are afflicted and over 300,000 veterans are homeless.

Kit Lang and co-writer and director Samuel Gonzalez Jr. (a real-life decorated war veteran) are hoping that by watching this film people will understand PTSD better and will get help if they need it.

Bonnie Laufer spoke with Kit Lang about working on this film, why it was so important to him,  what challenged him the most as an actor, writer and producer and how the film has changed him personally. 

The film is now available with an online release  (Vudu, iTunes, Google, etc.).

 

 

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