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#292011 - 06/17/09 04:41 AM The film I was apart of
mogigo Offline

Registered: 04/25/07
Posts: 1331
Loc: Colorado
Sorry guys it's 20 minutes but I'd be honoured if you'd watch it.

I did it because I'm not going to hide my face in shame anymore. That's what I decided when I started my journey, and that will be my decision until the end of my life.

Stay strong

Edited by walkingsouth (11/29/09 06:05 AM)
Edit Reason: Edited to correct obsolete link

#292023 - 06/17/09 07:20 AM Re: The film I was apart of [Re: mogigo]
Jaifian Offline

Registered: 05/26/09
Posts: 220
Loc: washington state, USA
Right on, bro. Being able to do this is truly a testament to your recovery! I related very much to what you spoke of in the film.. feeling like you're somehow out of touch with the rest of the world.

Guess I wasn't the only one after all.

#292026 - 06/17/09 08:32 AM Re: The film I was apart of [Re: mogigo]
myboyhoodfears Offline

Registered: 03/13/09
Posts: 457
your a hero...and so much stronger than you realize.

Post Nubilia Pheobus

#292027 - 06/17/09 08:51 AM Re: The film I was apart of [Re: Jaifian]
expom Offline

Registered: 01/07/09
Posts: 126
Loc: Australia
Hey Mike - impressive.

Am part of a self-help support group here in Melbourne, Oz, and we are looking at getting a video/film done of the way we do our self support. We don't have access to a facilitated property - most of our support is done via email with plenty of cell messages, phone calls and face to face meetings.

No 15 week programme but what we are doing is working for us. Like you we want to be part of the growing groundswell of information that says that it is ok to heal, to recover and to ask for help.

Thank you for your inspiration = it is possible to be part of something big enough to help others.



Edited by expom (06/17/09 08:52 AM)
I endured all my yesterdays. I prevail in all of my todays. I exercise my right to be able to enjoy my tomorrows. I choose not to do it alone.

#292028 - 06/17/09 09:02 AM Re: The film I was apart of [Re: Jaifian]
Trucker51 Offline

Registered: 05/21/08
Posts: 2826
Loc: Denver, CO
It was a great film, and the Gatehouse looks to be a great project for those of us in need. Now we know where you were when you were supposed to be at work!!! In some regard, the place reminds me of Prescott House in AZ, even though Prescott House is an older frame single-family ranch with a small older apartment complex behind it, in a neighborhood of similar properties in Prescott. It looks like the Gatehouse is well taken care of though, with nice grounds.

Glad that you found the place and that you are now moving forward toward the rest of your life.

Talk to me next week, I'll be home on Tuesday,


"We stay here, we die here. We've got to keep moving". Trucker Mark

#292031 - 06/17/09 09:30 AM Re: The film I was apart of [Re: mogigo]
Geeders Offline

Registered: 09/03/08
Posts: 1901
Loc: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
This film, and the work that went into it by Mike, and the rest of the guys that partook in it is one of the major reasons that I was able to start taking back control of my life.

This film showed me, a year ago March when it was presented for the first time publicy at the Men Of Courage Conference in Toronto, that life as a survivor was possible.

This film helped save my life. It gave me life, and the courage to tell my secret. It showed me I was not alone. It showed me I have a choice. It showed me hope.

To you Mike, and all the others connected with its production, I say thank you from the bottom of my heart.

With my deepest, darkest secret now out, I have a life. You are life savers!

I Love you guys!

My name is Jim
WoR Mysthaven 2008, Level 2 WoR Alta 2009, Kirkridge 2010, 2011, Oprah 200 men

#292032 - 06/17/09 10:59 AM Re: The film I was apart of [Re: Geeders]
b869 Offline

Registered: 01/26/09
Posts: 767
Loc: Philippines
Wow! Mike,

I agree w/ myboyhoodfears you are a hero!



When thing get complicated go back to simplicity

Harvey Fierstein
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.

#292033 - 06/17/09 11:11 AM Re: The film I was apart of [Re: myboyhoodfears]
Anarion Cti Offline

Registered: 03/23/09
Posts: 157
Loc: Eastern US
Thanks for the great video, Mogigo!

"Thou, O Lord, are the shield about me;
You're my helper,
You're the one who lifts up my head."
"Whom have I in heaven or earth but You?"

#292104 - 06/17/09 11:39 PM Re: The film I was apart of [Re: Anarion Cti]
michael banks Offline

Registered: 06/12/08
Posts: 1755
Loc: Mojave Desert, Ca

WoW! Thanks for the inspirational film. Your a lucky man to have found such a place. Hopefully more places like this can be set up. As was state at the first part of the film there are so few rescources for abused men.

Thanks for sharing this with us.


To own one's shadow is the highest moral act of a human.
-Robert Johnson-

"IT ought never be forgotten that the past is the parent of the future" John C. Calhoun

WOR Alumni Sequoia 2009

#292108 - 06/18/09 12:20 AM Re: The film I was apart of [Re: mogigo]
petercorbett Offline

Registered: 07/27/08
Posts: 2509
Hi my brothers,

Real powerful, real boys then, real men now.

Awsome that one individual can mean so much to us all. Someone to listen, someone to show compassion and someone to show us love.

Just like I've posted about 22 strangers. Right there, right here. We might start out shy, apprehensive and guilty.
But we soon become brothers and we become family to each other. At least that's the way that this 70 year old sees it. Unconditional love and acceptance.

Heal well my brothers. my family.

Pete (Irishmoose)

Working Boys' Home 10-14 yrs old, grades 5-8. 1949-1953
A very humble alumni of the WOR Dahlonega, GA.
May 15-17 2009, Alta, Sep. 2009. Sequoia, 2010.
Hope Springs, 2010.

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