SXSW 2019 Jury Award Winner: Documentary Short

Like many veterans, US Marine Roman Baca wasn’t the same when he returned home from war. He served two tours in Iraq during the notorious First and Second Battles of Fallujah. His experience ravaged him with depression, anxiety, and anger issues. With the encouragement of his wife, Lisa, Roman decided to return to his formal dance training as way to cope. He found that dance helped him “reprogram” his mind and body. This led Roman to start Exit12—a New York based dance company that tells stories of war through dance and choreography. Exit12 also hosts workshops that give veterans and military families a way to confront the effects of war and share their experience.


“Exit 12" is a Staff Pick Premiere! Read more about it on the Vimeo blog here: vimeo.com/blog/post/exit12

Status: Digitally Available
Director: Mohammad Gorjestani
Creative Director: Malcolm Pullinger
Executive Producer: Justin Lomax
Supervising Producer: Nelson Murray
Producers: Taylor Feltner & Erick Kwiecien
Directory of Photography: Logan Triplett
Composer: William Ryan Fritch
Editor: Ashley Rodholm