Attend a workshop.  If you are stationed at or live near one of our workshop locations, and you’re an armed forces Veteran or current Service Member, we encourage you to participate in an upcoming workshop. All Veterans (active duty, reserve, retired) who have served in the US Armed Services are welcome to attend. The workshop is free to all participating Veterans, and no prior filmmaking experience is required. All materials and equipment are provided as well.

Each workshop has a specific Point of Contact (POC) —  an individual at the workshop location who is responsible for tracking workshop attendance numbers. You are welcome to respond to their contact information as provided, or contact I WAS THERE directly for more information and registration at

Upcoming Workshops

Bronx VA (James J. Peters VA Medical Center) Workshop

31 July – 3 August 2017

We are holding our second I WAS THERE Film Workshop at the Bronx VA hospital next month for any veteran in the NYC area who is interested in attending.

Bronx VA, Room 3D-22 Back
130 West Kingsbridge Rd,
Bronx, NY 10468
AM 9:00am – 12:30pm, M-TH
PM 1:30pm – 5:00pm, M-TH

To register for the workshop, or with any questions, please contact:
Efrion Smith
P: (718) 584-9000 Ext. 5432
Janet Kasten
P: (718) 584-9000 Ext. 5384

You can also email for more details.



The Patton Veterans Project is partnering with the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, MA to undertake a VA-sponsored clinical study of our program beginning in September, 2017.

Two full weekend workshops are tentatively scheduled for September 2017 – dates TBD, and December, 2017 – dates TBD. (Friday 6-9PM, Sat/Sun 9AM-5PM). Participants must attend all sessions for one of the selected weekends. A stipend will provided to participants.

*All post 9/11/2001 veterans or service members who are not currently in treatment are encouraged to register are to register for these workshops. They will be held at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell campus in Lowell, MA.

Email us at or call (646) 449-8069 for additional information.

Upcoming Events



The Patton Veterans Project is currently revising its expansion strategy. Please check back periodically for updates and details on upcoming workshops. If you do not live near a location where we are planning a workshop and would like to attend, please contact us to make arrangements.

We are always open to suggestions on workshop locations, and if you are interested in hosting or sponsoring a workshop, please see our Contact and Donate Page for more information.