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Montford Point Marines

Films directed by Daniel L. Bernardi, Eliciana Nascimento, and Jesse Sutterley.

In this film series of triumph and transformation, we journey with five African American Marines who rise from the segregated trenches of Camp Montford Point to etch their undeniable marks on history. Together, their stories form a mosaic of courage, resilience, and an unwavering pursuit of the American dream, echoing their voices through the annals of the nation’s history.

World War I Experience

Films directed by Alexander Zane Irwin, Carolina Gratianne, Sreang C Hok, Eliciana Nascimento, Daniel L. Bernardi, and David de Rozas

This series tells the story of World War One, also known as the Great War, from the veteran point of view. Subjects include the Lafayette Escadrille, anti-submarine warfare, trench warfare, gas warfare, the music and heroics of the Harlem Hell Fighters, the Battle of Belleau Wood, the rule of nurses on the front lines, and the Congressional Medal of Honor.

World War II Experience:
Seasons I & II

Films directed by (Season I) David Washburn, Robert Barbarino, Alexander Zane Irwin, Daniel L. Bernardi, and Jesse Collier Sutterley; (Season II) John Giannini, Jesse Collier Sutterley, Alexander Zane Irwin, and Hannah Anderson

This series tells the story of the World War II experience from the veteran point of view. Subjects include the European front, the shame of American internment camps amidst the heroics of the Nisei Soldiers, the experience of concentration camp liberator, and a daughter's memory of a Dad that embodied the Greatest Generation.

Korean War Experience

Films directed by Jesse Moss, Andrés Gallegos, Alexander Zane Irwin, and David de Rozas

This series tells the story of the Korean War, also known as the Forgotten War, from the veteran point of view. Subjects include storming the beach, tank battles, the battle of the Chosin Reservoir, aerial combat, prisoner of war, and the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Vietnam War Experience:
Seasons I & II

Films directed by (Season I) Daniel L. Bernardi, Adan Pulido, and Carolina Gratianne; (Season II) Andrés Gallegos, Daniel L. Bernardi, Allyce Ondricka, and John Giannini 

This series tells the story of the Vietnam War, known in Vietnam as the American War, from the veteran point of view. Subjects include the draft, wounded in action, becoming a prisoner of war held in the Hanoi Hilton, aerial combat, jungle warfare, forgiveness and friendship across “enemy” lines.

Iraq War Experience

Films directed by Maria Luisa Forenza, Adan Pulido, Daniel L. Bernardi, Andrés Gallegos, and Natasha Sharapova

The Iraq War, an unexpected front in the War on Terror, from the veterans' point of view. Subjects include Ranger battalions, combat camera, special forces, prisoners of war, nursing on the front lines, and a Gold Star mom’s memory of her son.

PTSD & Traumatic
Brain Injury (TBI)

Films directed by Silvia Turchin, Adan Pulido, and Valeries Soe

We often learn about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) from watching the news and movies, making our experience of these challenges more stereotypical than lived. In this series, Marines and Soldiers tell their story of PTSD and TBI – how they got it, how it has changed their personalities and outlooks, and what they are doing to persevere and even thrive.

Women in the Military:
Seasons I & II

Films directed by (Season I) Allyce Ondricka, Eliciana Nascimento, David Washburn, Silvia Turchin, and Natasha Sharapova; (Season II) Hannah Anderson, Eliciana Nascimento, Daniel L. Bernardi, Silvia Turchin, and Jennifer Hammett

This series tells the story of the heroic accomplishments of women in the U.S. military. Subjects include a Civil War spy, the first woman to earn the rank of Admiral, life as a Sailor onboard a deployed ship, the effort to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell” which discriminated against gays and lesbians in the military, and the Congressional effort to address sexual assault in the military.

Fighter Pilots & Flight Officers

Films directed by Alexander Zane Irwin, Daniel L. Bernardi, David Washburn, Alexander Zane Irwin, and Carolina Gratianne

This series tells the story of the heroic accomplishments of U.S. military pilots from World War One, Word War Two, Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War. Topics include dog fights, bombing missions, getting shot down, being a prisoner of war, search and rescue, and what families and friends must endure when a beloved pilot is killed in the line of duty.