“Hidden Battles,” a feature length documentary, is a dramatic and deeply intimate film about the psychological impact of killing on the lives of five soldiers. How does killing change the person who pulls the trigger? “Hidden Battles” weaves together moments of reflection and realization from people who struggle with what it means to kill in all of it’s complexity. The film offers unique insight into the internal conflicts that veterans around the world continue to face long after they have left the battlefield.
Victoria Mills is an award winning documentary filmmaker as well as a full-time practicing psychoanalyst. Her first film, “Mothers and Daughters: Mirrors that Bind,” traveled the festival circuit in 2002. In conjunction with the films, she leads workshops with universities, national women’s organizations, and grass-roots community groups. As an analyst with 25 years experience, Victoria has worked extensively with people of different cultures who have experienced trauma, including those who suffered from the disaster of 9/11. She is also is a training analyst and on the faculty of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, and a member of the International Psychoanalytic Association, Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, and supervises graduate and PhD students at several universities.