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New film tells story of former Navy SEAL's struggles after experimental brain treatment

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A still from the documentary film "REWIRED," which tells the story of former Navy SEAL John Surmont.

A new documentary film, based on an inewsource investigation from 2020, premieres this weekend in San Diego. "REWIRED" tells the story of former Navy Seal John Surmont, who turns to an experimental brain treatment after suffering a traumatic brain injury, only to face devastating consequences.

Jill Castellano, investigative data reporter for inewsource, joined Midday Edition on Wednesday to talk about the process of making the film, and the reporting behind it.

"REWIRED" will premiere Sunday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. at the USS Midway Museum. You can RSVP to the event here. The film will also be livestreamed on the inewsource website.