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  • James Monk on “Songwriting with Soldiers” – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Corporate Items Host a GIFF Event James Monk on Songwriting with Soldiers Home Filmmaker James Monk on Songwriting with Soldiers James Monk on Songwriting with Soldiers GI Film Festival Filmmaker GIFF 2013 Now Showing Recovery Short Uncategorized Mar 26 2013 James Monk is an Air Force combat veteran dedicated to faith family and country His documentary short Songwriting with Soldiers tells about a unique partnership between professional songwriters and combat veterans In 2009 I shot an adaptive bike ride with wounded warriors and it changed the way I looked at my own experiences as a combat veteran It also changed the way I thought about the stories of my fellow veterans James revealed explaining his interest in making the film James stressed the importance of listening to the stories that veterans have to share There are still hundreds of thousands of combat veterans in the country and a great number of them have never really had anyone take the time to listen to them Every last one of them will spill their guts with a songwriter he added Along with his wife Julia and daughter Jenna James travels on mission trips with his church and volunteers at a free clinic

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  • Short – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Event 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 Short Home Short James Monk on Songwriting with Soldiers GI Film Festival Filmmaker GIFF 2013 Now Showing Recovery Short

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  • GIFF 2012 Trailer – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    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 GIFF 2012 Trailer Home GIFF 2012 Trailer GIFF 2012 Trailer GI Film Festival Apr 20 2012 No comment previous article Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply You

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  • The Love Light – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    film Filmed in 1921 The Love Light was ostensibly a vehicle for Mary Pickford to do what she did best that is to say playing a sweet beguiling heroine who ends up in tragic circumstances This film isn t one of her finest It was filmed and released at a time in which audiences had had enough of hearing about the war and were clamoring for something lighter and more fun filled In a complicated and convoluted plot Pickford s character Angela is left to run a lighthouse in a small Italian village whilst her brothers and her friend Giovanni are away fighting She finds a young soldier washed up on the shore one evening takes him in and nurses him back to health The two fall in love though it eventually turns out he is actually a German spy and has put her and the other villagers in great danger He is captured and loses his life Angela is pregnant with his child and has to go to a convent to give birth She goes mad from grief and a woman she meets there steals her new born baby and escapes with it In the meantime Angela s friend

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  • Eve Pearce – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Sponsors Give Donate Donors GIFF Merchandise Get Involved Get In Touch Subscribe Sponsor a GIFF Event Donate Corporate Items Host a GIFF Event Home Posts by epearce The Love Light Eve Pearce blog Featured GIFF News Historical Movie News Oct 3 2013 Part 2 of the 3 part series on women in war film Filmed in 1921 The Love Light was ostensibly a vehicle for Mary Pickford to do what she did Continue Reading Women in War on Film Part I Eve Pearce blog Featured GIFF News News reviews Sep 30 2013 When we think about films depicting war it s fair to say that for the most part though not always they are seen from a male perspective Continue Reading How Silent Film Tackled War Eve Pearce Featured News reviews Sep 19 2013 When we think about film and how it portrays war we are often led to consider many of the epic films that were released after the advent of Continue Reading PTSD in Film as old as war and film Eve Pearce blog Featured GIFF News reviews Sep 19 2013 King Vidor s majestic 1925 film The Big Parade is for the time probably the most realistic

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  • Women in War on Film Part I – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    depicting war it s fair to say that for the most part though not always they are seen from a male perspective and have a verymasculine feel In early cinema this was no exception though there were a few films made which explored how war affected women s lives Generally women were seen in caring roles or as icons of forbidden love very often in situations in which their sexuality could lead them into trouble Here are a few notable examples of classic war films in which the main protagonists were female Women in War on Film Barbed Wire Barbed Wire a vehicle for the sultry and melodramatic actress Pola Negri is an interesting film indeed It was released in 1927 and is actually based upon a novel called The Women of Knockaloe written by Hall Caine However when the adaptation from page to screen was made some radical alterations took place which almost render it unrecognizable from the original in places At the time cinema goers wanted films with happy endings and as the novel did not have one it had to be reinvented to make it more appealing to people visiting the flickers Negri is an enchanting presence at the best of times and in this film she plays a French farm girl Mona who ends up falling in love with German Prisoner of War Oskar who is billeted to stay on the farm she lives on and tends She along with the other villagers is essentially hostile to the German people who are seen to be invading their village but Oskar proves himself to be a good man with the best of intentions When their love is discovered there is immense hostility towards them both and Mona is seen praying to God for forgiveness for her crime

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  • reviews – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Sep 30 2013 When we think about films depicting war it s fair to say that for the most part though not always they are seen from a male perspective Continue Reading How Silent Film Tackled War Eve Pearce Featured News reviews Sep 19 2013 When we think about film and how it portrays war we are often led to consider many of the epic films that were released after

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  • A Moment to Remember our POW and MIAs – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    all those who were forced to withstand the merciless conditions of POW camps whether in Germany Japan North Vietnam North Korea Afghanistan or Iraq We should remember them and make sure that repatriated survivors and their families know that their sacrifices were not made in vain In a world where conventional war is a fleeting idea the POW s experience still withstands Fictionalized accounts of the POW experience in film novels and television can sometimes white wash the real life horror experiences In Showtime s thriller Homeland we see the trials and tribulations of Nicholas Brody as he tries to reintegrate into society after being captured and spending eight years in an Iraqi POW camp His actions of duplicity convey the stress of how being a POW can leave its mark upon an individual In the upcoming Jolie film Unbroken it tells the real life story of Louis Zamperini who was captured by Japanese forces in WW2 His cunningness and perseverance helped him to survive the ordeal but not without causing serious mental health damage which resulted in alcohol abuse These examples help to show the truth that these individuals although lucky to be alive but we will never know the full extent of their struggles It is the responsibility of this country to help return these individuals back to land which they swore to protect and our responsibilities should not end there We must help them build resiliency so that they can continue to be valuable assets to our society Days like September 20th are purposeful reminders to our nation to never forget those held on foreign shores against their will Service men and women live by the Code of Conduct They use they words to govern their actions while captured Where is our American Code of Conduct for

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