Onstage Speech Transcript: Documentary (Short Subject)

CATEGORY: Documentary (Short Subject)
SPEECH BY: Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry
FILM: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1


Ellen Goosenberg Kent:

You make this look easy. Oh, my God. We want to thank the dedicated people at the crisis line and everywhere, who care for veterans as if their own lives depended on it. This immense, incredible honor really goes to the veterans and their families who are brave enough to ask for help. We want to thank the Academy, the visionary Sheila Nevins, who backed us all the way. HBO, Jackie Glover, Geof Bartz, our incredible crew, Don, Jake, Mom, Dad and Dana Perry.


Dana Perry:

Okay, I’d also like to thank the Academy. I had to write this down so I don’t forget my children’s names. My family, my husband Hart Perry, my children Nicholas, Michael Perry. And I want to dedicate this to my son Evan Perry. We lost him to suicide. We should talk about suicide out loud. This is for him. Thank you. 





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