Good evening to you all. Thank you so much for being here, it’s a very special night, the screening of Under Fire: Journalists in Combat It’s not everyday that a Sunnybrook physician is at the centre of a special movie screening, let alone one that was shortlisted for an Academy Award. But then, Dr. Anthony Feinstein is no ordinary doctor. Have you noticed there are any changes during the course of the day? No, not at all. A pioneer in his field, Dr. Feinstein was the first to study mental trauma in journalists who cover war. 29 percent suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. He’s been at the forefront of this emerging area of medicine for more than a decade. Together with long time friend and veteran producer Martyn Burke, Dr. Feinstein produced the film, entitled “Under Fire: Journalists in Combat.” It was recently featured at this special screening at the TIFF Bell Lighbox. When I started to researcht the profession, I was as guilty as anyone else. I did not realize how extraordinarily dangerous frontline journalism is. The 24/7 news cycle, all disposable, short attention spans. That’s why journalists have to constantly keep going back and get closer into the more dangerous situations. The documentary features interviews with several war correspondents, who detail emotional and haunting experiences abroad, which still affect them today. Please understand why I have to do this. It seemed really stupid to die in that muddy field for nothing. Covering war has become an increasingly dangerous profession. Only 2 journalists were killed covering World War One. That number has skyrocketed to about 900 in the past two decades of convering conflict. Dr. Feinstein hopes his work, and this film, will continue to raise research funding and awareness about PTSD in journalists, a condition that can disrupt sleep and healthy relationships and can drive sufferers towards substance abuse and even suicide. So I hope it kind of spreads the word amongst the journalist community. I hope the general public becomes educated about the risks and the hazards and the costs a journalist might pay when they bring us news. With film screenings also in New York, Los Angeles and England, there’s no doubt, Dr. Feinstein’s work will continue to make headlines. With Sunnyview, I’m Monica Matys.