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  • Love On A Battlefield – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    A soldier and a civilian making the ultimate sacrifice for their country but what of the love stories that have a happy ending I came across two while attending the GI Film Festival s kick off event Secrets and Spies Party and Silent Auction A Salute to 50 Years of James Bond Originally I was intrigued by their infectious smiles and to be honest their heavily decorated uniforms As I made my approach to introduce myself their eyes met mine and welcomed me with a genuine warm demeanor I found out rather quickly that this military quartet were related and their love stories were worthy of silver screen magic So all your budding directors and screen writers might want to contact these two beautiful couples The first couple I met was Colonel Lisa Moores an active Army Physician with 23 years under her belt and spouse Colonel Leon Moores an active but soon to retire Army Physician with 22 years respectively The two were attending the Uniform Services University Medical School in Bethesda MD At this time Colonel Lisa Moores was a second year student and in charge of a Dining Out Function for the medical students Colonel Leon Moores a first year student attended the function and asked Colonel Lisa Moores to dance They have been together ever since and continue to serve our country side by side The second couple I met was Colonel Leon Moores brother Retired Army Major Larry D Moores 9 years enlisted and 12 years serving as an officer and his wife Officer Kerry Moores I was told by his family that Retired Army Major Larry Moores was a true hero however being the humble gentleman that he is he would not go into too much detail So of course I looked to his

    Original URL path: http://gifilmfestival.com/2013/giff-news/uncategorized/love-on-a-battlefield/ (2016-04-26)
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  • 4PM Film Block Today: The Making of Fallujah – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    4PM Film Block Today The Making of Fallujah Home Doc 4PM Film Block Today The Making of Fallujah 4PM Film Block Today The Making of Fallujah GI Film Festival Doc Filmmaker GIFF 2013 Inspirational Uncategorized May 10 2013 John Bolton s The Making of Fallujah is a behind the scenes look at the chamber opera Fallujah In a series of flashbacks the opera looks at the Iraq war and its aftermath through the eyes of Sgt Christian Ellis USMC Sgt Ellis suffered severe back injuries when his platoon was ambushed in Fallujah John was inspired to make the film because of the challenges faced by Sgt Ellis in dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD which afflicts over two million Americans He said Friend and philanthropist Charles Annenberg Weingarten challenged him Sgt Ellis to transform his experiences into a work of art that could heal and inspire The result is Fallujah John hopes audiences will appreciate the seriousness of PTSD as well as something of a sense of the power of music to heal and inspire He added that The Annenberg Foundation and Explore org commissioned both the opera and this documentary Besides filmmaking John attends classical music concerts and

    Original URL path: http://gifilmfestival.com/2013/giff-news/uncategorized/4pm-film-block-today-the-making-of-fallujah/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Honoring Wounded Warriors with Sébastien Paquet – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Sponsor a GIFF Event Donate Corporate Items Host a GIFF Event Honoring Wounded Warriors with Sébastien Paquet Home 2013 Films Honoring Wounded Warriors with Sébastien Paquet Honoring Wounded Warriors with Sébastien Paquet GI Film Festival 2013 Films Doc Filmmaker GIFF 2013 Uncategorized Apr 29 2013 Wounded Warriors a film directed by Sébastien Paquet documents a celebrity visit to Ramstein Air Force Base Germany Jonathan Davis lead singer for the rock band Korn narrates the visit with base personnel and wounded soldiers at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Sébastien the videographer for Korn previously accompanied the band on a European tour At Ramstein lead singer Jonathon Davis became so touched by the wounded soldiers he met he paid tribute to them in subsequent performances Sébastien realized there was a story to be told so when Korn returned to Ramstein Sébastien said I decided to go all out and let the cameras roll all day Sébastien a strong believer in pacifism had associated the military with wars and violence After spending time with the soldiers he met however he said getting to know these true heroes who have put everything on the line to serve their country I realized I could not

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  • Behind Always Faithful with Harris Done – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Subscribe Sponsor a GIFF Event Donate Corporate Items Host a GIFF Event Behind Always Faithful with Harris Done Home 2013 Films Behind Always Faithful with Harris Done Behind Always Faithful with Harris Done GI Film Festival 2013 Films Doc Filmmaker GIFF 2013 PTSD Recovery Uncategorized Apr 29 2013 Always Faithful by filmmaker Harris Done explores the world of Marine Corps dog teams through the eyes of five dog handlers The film covers the selection and training of dogs the search for bombs and IEDs in combat zones and the intense bonds that develop between the dogs and their handlers Harris was showing one of his recent documentaries to Marines at Camp Lejeune The film was about war dogs in the Pacific during WWII Afterwards Harris met the Marine K9 troops who had just come back from Iraq who were doing incredible work I knew I wanted to tell their story Harris wants his audiences to see what these dogs are capable of and how they help their handlers in so many ways being a constant loving companion that helps them through the many difficult days of combat Keeping up with his three young sons has taken the place of Harris

    Original URL path: http://gifilmfestival.com/2013/giff-news/uncategorized/behind-always-faithful-with-harris-done/ (2016-04-26)
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  • PTSD – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Travel Hotel Venues and Locations Sponsors Give Donate Donors GIFF Merchandise Get Involved Get In Touch Subscribe Sponsor a GIFF Event Donate Corporate Items Host a GIFF Event PTSD Home PTSD Behind Always Faithful with Harris Done GI Film Festival 2013 Films Doc Filmmaker GIFF 2013 PTSD Recovery Uncategorized Apr 29 2013 Always Faithful by filmmaker Harris Done explores the world of Marine Corps dog teams through the eyes of five dog handlers The film covers the Continue Reading A Look at Home from War with Steve Hartman GI Film Festival Filmmaker GIFF 2013 News PTSD Women Apr 23 2013 Two female Marines wounded in Afghanistan meet in a hospital in Germany and form a friendship in Home from War by Steve Hartman After Continue Reading Behind Missing Silence with Jonathan Mabee GI Film Festival Doc Featured Filmmaker GIFF 2013 PTSD Apr 18 2013 Missing Silence by filmmaker Jonathan Mabee focuses on the difficulties faced by returning veterans as they try to rejoin civilian society The Continue Reading Escaping Trauma in Fragments GI Film Festival Filmmaker GIFF 2013 PTSD Recovery Suspense Thriller Apr 12 2013 Richard Santiago s film Fragments describes the harrowing journey of a soldier being treated for

    Original URL path: http://gifilmfestival.com/category/2012-films/screening/ptsd/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Finding Souvenirs with Mara Pelecis – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Sponsor a GIFF Event Donate Corporate Items Host a GIFF Event Finding Souvenirs with Mara Pelecis Home 2013 Films Finding Souvenirs with Mara Pelecis Finding Souvenirs with Mara Pelecis GI Film Festival 2013 Films Doc Filmmaker GIFF 2013 Recovery Remembrance Uncategorized Apr 26 2013 In Souvenirs Healing After War filmmaker Mara Pelecis delves into why her father a Vietnam veteran took his own life She looks at his mental health issues and the possible link to his military service She finds healing through interviewing veterans and uncovering their own personal stories Mara was inspired to tell her family s story and raise awareness about what other veterans and their families go through after war My whole life I have tried to figure out who my dad was before the war people sometimes talked about him as if that person had died It was always important to me to understand who he was beneath the surface she revealed Mara wants audiences to take away a better understanding of both veterans and their families lives after the homecoming and how that shapes their lives for years to come Mara enjoys spending time with her family traveling and outdoor activities She couldn t

    Original URL path: http://gifilmfestival.com/2013/giff-news/uncategorized/finding-souvenirs-with-mara-pelecis/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Remembrance – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Donate Corporate Items Host a GIFF Event About Our Team Advisory Committee Press Best of Fest The Festival Buy Passes Schedule Sponsors Travel Hotel Venues and Locations Sponsors Give Donate Donors GIFF Merchandise Get Involved Get In Touch Subscribe Sponsor a GIFF Event Donate Corporate Items Host a GIFF Event Remembrance Home Remembrance Finding Souvenirs with Mara Pelecis GI Film Festival 2013 Films Doc Filmmaker GIFF 2013 Recovery Remembrance Uncategorized

    Original URL path: http://gifilmfestival.com/category/2012-films/screening/remembrance/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Robert Duvall Asks for Your Help to Support GIFF – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Subscribe Sponsor a GIFF Event Donate Corporate Items Host a GIFF Event Robert Duvall Asks for Your Help to Support GIFF Home Featured Robert Duvall Asks for Your Help to Support GIFF Robert Duvall Asks for Your Help to Support GIFF GI Film Festival Featured News Partnerships Sponsors Uncategorized Apr 16 2013 Actor Robert Duvall believes that our service men and women should be portrayed with respect and their stories

    Original URL path: http://gifilmfestival.com/2013/giff-news/uncategorized/actor-robert-duvall-asks-for-your-help/ (2016-04-26)
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