NWU Student Journalist Produces Film on War Dog, Dan Sauer

Peace Dogs is a documentary film by Meena Thiruvengadam, about how a returning combat veteran with Traumatic Brain Injury is helped by a little dog.

Meena Thiruvengadam is a candidate for a Master of Science in Journalism at MEDILL/Northwestern University. Her film, PEACE DOGS, recounts how ex-marine, Dan Sauer, who came back from the first Gulf War with a traumatic brain injury, shrapnel in his eye and a case of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Chloe, abandoned when disaster struck Joplin, Mo., and later rescued from an animal shelter, is the hero in this story of how a little dog helps a big marine live a more normal, peaceful life.

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