TWO SHOWINGS 1:30 PM & 4:30 PM
After each showing, there will be a short discussion panel with veterans from Central Oregon Veterans Ranch and the film, as well as light appetizers and refreshments. Proceeds from this event go toward funding programs at the Veterans Ranch.
Bend, OR – The Central Oregon Veterans Ranch will screen its newly released documentary “Cover
Me, The Path to Purpose” in Bend at Open Space theatre April 29 with two showings for veterans, their
families, and community members.
“Cover Me, The Path to Purpose” is a gripping documentary that tells the story of how the Veterans Ranch, a
19-acre farm in Oregon, is challenging veteran suicide and changing the paradigm of veteran care. The
documentary was filmed on location at the Central Oregon Veterans Ranch in June 2022. It was written by
COVR Founder, Alison Perry, alongside Dale Fabrigar; directed by Dale Fabrigar; and produced by Suzanne
DeLaurentiis and Alison Perry. A screening was held in Los Angeles September 17, 2022 and the movie was
released on Amazon streaming services early 2023.
The documentary highlights the Veterans Ranch’s innovative and “organic” approach to healing veterans with
military trauma. Perry, a military family member and former trauma therapist in the Department of Veterans
Affairs, has a vision that engages veterans in farming, agriculture, and peer support as a way of building
community for an often marginalized and misunderstood population. The documentary features Perry’s
articulation of the methodology of healing and the differences in a holistic approach vs. the traditional medical
model, as well as the stories and testimonials of veterans who come to the Veterans Ranch. The film captures
the beauty of the working farm in Central Oregon, an essential element to the sense of sanctuary.
“This is a model of care that transforms lives,” Perry said. “It’s about building community for a marginalized
population. The military is like a family; when service members leave the service, it can be challenging to lose
that brotherhood and sisterhood. The Veterans Ranch works to bring that camaraderie and kinship back, to
restore their sense of purpose.”
View the film trailer here: https://www.covranch.org/
Veterans with their +1s get in for free. Please register for a Veterans ticket.