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Adventure Not War is an initiative founded by Stacy Bare that brings veterans back to the places they served, promoting world peace & understanding through adventure.

The film, Adventure Not War is the story of three U.S. veterans traveling back into the mountains of Iraq on a mission to heal wounds and experience the country and its culture without the shadow of war.

This film reveals a seldom seen beautiful underbelly in a place of devastation and creates space for healing wounds deeper than flesh and bones. Adventure Not War follows National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Stacy Bare and two other veterans Robin Brown and Matthew Griffin.

The film follows the three US Military Captains on an unexpected journey to revisit Iraq, a country that has threatened their sanity since their time of service. This heartfelt film takes a new approach to war, empowering veterans to reclaim their lives and rewrite their histories in places where they served.

They hope this film will help promote peace and a universal understanding that beauty can replace hatred if by striving for adventure, not war.

During their 2 week stay Stacy, Robin and Matthew traveled to Kurdistan to work alongside the non-profit Tent Ed, providing educational resources to children displaced by war and do the first ski ascent and decent of Mount Halgurd, the tallest peak within Iraqi boarders.

For more information, please visit the website.

Picture: Max Lowe