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  • Movie News – Page 3 – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Spirit Award GI Film Festival 2013 Films Appearances Featured Music News Television Apr 27 2013 The GI Film Festival is pleased to announce that five time GRAMMY winner Wynonna Judd will participate in the GI Film Festival which will be Continue Reading 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 Continue Reading Searching for A Flicker in Eternity with Sharon Yamato GI Film Festival 2013 Films Doc Filmmaker GIFF 2013 News WW2 Apr 22 2013 Sharon Yamato s A Flicker in Eternity is based on the diary and letters of Stanley Hayami The film chronicles the aspirations witty Continue Reading Body of Proof Actor Mark Valley to Receive Award At GIFF GI Film Festival 2013 Films Feature Featured GIFF News News Special Guests Apr 18 2013 As part of its continuing efforts to recognize the creative work of military veterans in Hollywood the GI Film Festival announced that it will Continue Reading From Battlefields to Farmfields with Dulanie Ellis GI Film Festival 2013 Films Doc Featured Filmmaker GIFF 2013 GIFF News Inspirational Recovery Apr 17 2013 Ground Operation Battlefields to Farmfields by filmmaker Dulanie Ellis is a compelling story about veterans who have embraced new careers in Continue Reading Exploring Saints and Soldiers Airborne Creed with Ryan Little GI Film Festival 2013 Films Family Drama Featured Filmmaker GIFF 2013 WW2 Apr 15 2013 The Army s 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team provides the context for Saints and Soldiers Airborne Creed directed by Ryan Little Continue Reading The Flight for Honor GI Film Festival 2013 Films Filmmaker GIFF News News WW2 Apr 11 2013

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  • Movie News – Page 6 – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    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 Movie News Home Movie News Ironclad to Premiere at Fifth Annual GI Film Festival GI Film Festival 2013 Films Movie Premiere News Mar

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  • Top 5 Underrated Military Dads in Film – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    film shows how important it is for dads to build strong foundations that will last even in their absence Sara devotes herself to others rather than focusing on her own loneliness Few notice the strain of his absence until Mafeking is relieved when Sara celebrates revealing the overwhelming joy and sigh of relief that a loved one will be home soon Yet the joy is short lived upon news that Captain Crewe was killed and Sara is destitute Despite the pain and hardships Sara refuses to believe that he s gone She combs the London hospitals looking for anyone who knew her dad or can verify what happened to him Sara s love and devotion carries her through cold hunger and physical threats to find out answers It one incredible moment she opens a door to dodge Miss Minchin s hospital search only to hear a soft voice calling her name In spite of amnesia Captain Crewe persistently called for her and it is her voice and embrace that brings him back Sara s actions when her father is away are perhaps the best endorsement of Captain s Crewe s fatherly devotion Captain Von Trapp The Sound of Music 1965 As one of the most famous navy captains on screen Captain Von Trapp certainly cannot be ignored The loss of his wife led Captain Von Trapp to a Santini like disposition making his children march respond to whistles and wear uniforms The arrival of the energetic and outspoken Sister Maria upsets domestic regimen It is through Maria that he sees his children as children Leading as a father as opposed to a ship s captain in fact strengthens each child s confidence and happiness so that family singing nights replace bickering matches Yet one of Captain Von Trapp s greatest moments as a military dad is rejecting Nazism and smuggling his family across the border He could assure his family s safety and well being by taking a position in the Third Reich but he will not compromise the integrity of his family The family s final stage performance illustrates Captain Von Trapp s grief for his fallen homeland and children s future in a Nazi occupied territory He then beguiles Nazi officials before making an undetected escape from Austria Captain Von Trapp s unwavering loyalty to his family and country above comfort or status reflects true service Benjamin Martin The Patriot 2000 The widowed father of seven resists looming war between the colonies and England in an attempt to protect his family from the horrors of war Would you rather have 1 tyrant 5 000 miles away or 5 000 tyrants 1 mile away he questions a Charlestown convention Yet when the war inevitably destroys domestic peace Benjamin Martin is determined to fight for his family Most of the film focuses on Martin s personal vengeance against a British officer who kills his son which personifies the cost of war on family members He leaves his children in the

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  • Screening – Page 2 – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Wound with Hunter Holocombe GI Film Festival 2013 Films Doc Filmmaker GIFF 2013 GIFF News Inspirational Recovery Sports May 4 2013 In his documentary Exit Wound director Hunter Holcombe presents the story of Sgt Chess Johnson While serving in Iraq Johnson was shot through Continue Reading Reflecting on the Home Front with Brian Ford GI Film Festival 2013 Films Family Drama Filmmaker GIFF 2013 Historical News WW2 May 1 2013 In Brian Ford s Home Front a father goes overseas to fight during WWII leaving his wife and young son to cope His son realizes that he Continue Reading 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 Continue Reading 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 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 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 Searching for A Flicker in Eternity with Sharon Yamato GI Film Festival 2013 Films Doc Filmmaker GIFF

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  • Screening – Page 3 – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    with Stephen Menick GI Film Festival Doc Drama Family Drama Featured GIFF 2013 GIFF News Historical Inspirational News War Apr 16 2013 In Honorable Journey filmmaker Stephen Menick examines the plight of Japanese Americans who were relocated to internment camps after the attack Continue Reading Exploring Saints and Soldiers Airborne Creed with Ryan Little GI Film Festival 2013 Films Family Drama Featured Filmmaker GIFF 2013 WW2 Apr 15 2013 The Army s 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team provides the context for Saints and Soldiers Airborne Creed directed by Ryan Little 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 dissociation in a military hospital The soldier Continue Reading The Flight for Honor GI Film Festival 2013 Films Filmmaker GIFF News News WW2 Apr 11 2013 Honor Flight by filmmaker Dan Hayes chronicles the efforts of volunteers to send WWII veterans to the World War II Memorial in Washington D C Continue Reading The Making of Dog It Down with Mark Haapala GI Film Festival 2013 Films GIFF 2013 Suspense WW2 Apr 10 2013 Mark Haapala s film Dog it Down is based on an incident that occurred during the attack on Pearl Harbor The USS West Virginia was sent to the Continue Reading A Look at Do Tell with Noah DeBonis GI Film Festival 2013 Films Dating Doc Filmmaker GIFF 2013 GIFF News Romance Apr 9 2013 Noah DeBonis directs Do Tell a documentary that shares stories of gay members of the U S Air Force stationed at a remote site in northern Continue Reading Exploring Wunderland with Luke Schuetzle GI Film Festival 2013 Films Combat Filmmaker GIFF 2013 Historical WW2 Apr 8 2013 In

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  • Screening – Page 4 – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    A Closer Look at Towing with Wenhwa Ts ao GI Film Festival 2013 Films Drama Suspense Women Apr 2 2013 Wenhwa Ts ao s film Towing focuses on the difficulties a female veteran faces one fateful night after finding herself in a tense situation Continue Reading Behind Toy Soldier with Nicole Rosen GI Film Festival 2013 Films Family Drama GIFF 2013 Uncategorized Apr 1 2013 Filmmaker Nicole Rosen parallels the fantasy world of an 8 year old boy with the harsh reality of his father fighting in Iraq in Toy Soldier I Continue Reading Reliving 12 15 Sunday with Taylor Jenkins GI Film Festival Combat Drama GIFF 2013 Historical WW2 Mar 29 2013 With his plane on fire and seconds away from crashing navigator John Jenkins had little choice but to bail out over Nazi Germany Disoriented Continue Reading Understanding War Bride With Angela Liu GI Film Festival Family Drama GIFF 2013 PSTD Suspense War Women Mar 27 2013 In War Bride Filmmaker Angela Liu captures the intimacy issues a woman faces when her husband returns from war with post traumatic stress Continue Reading James Monk on Songwriting with Soldiers GI Film Festival Filmmaker GIFF 2013 Now Showing Recovery Short

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  • Escaping Trauma in Fragments – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Sponsor a GIFF Event Donate Corporate Items Host a GIFF Event Escaping Trauma in Fragments Home Filmmaker Escaping Trauma in Fragments 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 dissociation in a military hospital The soldier attempts to escape from the hospital to find the woman he loves but is hampered by real and imaginary conflicts within his psyche Having witnessed some of the devastating problems veterans have experienced post war Richard wanted to create a film to acknowledge their plight as they worked and fought for this country Richard said If the audience can say that they ve gone through a journey with Kyle the main character that they ve seen at least a glimpse of the mental toll PTSD takes on the lives of our veterans and feel that love can overcome the most terrible of circumstances I ll be a happy man Elements of the human condition life dreams death hope time and love were essential themes to be incorporated while I was writing it the film he added When not filmmaking Richard

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  • Suspense – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    12 2013 Richard Santiago s film Fragments describes the harrowing journey of a soldier being treated for dissociation in a military hospital The soldier Continue Reading The Making of Dog It Down with Mark Haapala GI Film Festival 2013 Films GIFF 2013 Suspense WW2 Apr 10 2013 Mark Haapala s film Dog it Down is based on an incident that occurred during the attack on Pearl Harbor The USS West

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