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Above and Beyond - The Birth of the Israeli Air Force
Would you risk everything - your future, your citizenship, even your life - to help a brother in need? In 1948, just three years after the liberation of Nazi death camps, a group of Jewish American pilots answered a call…
Thank You For Your Service - The Reality of War Inflicted Mental Illnesses
The U.S. military faces a mental health crisis of historic proportions. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE takes aim at our superficial understanding of war trauma and the failed policies that result. Director Tom Donahue (Casting By) interweaves the stories of…
National Bird - Military Veterans and America's Secret Drone War
From Executive Producers Wim Wenders and Errol Morris, NATIONAL BIRD follows three U.S. military veteran whistleblowers determined to break the silence on America's secret drone war. These veterans offer an unprecedented look inside the secret program to reveal the cost…
Almost Sunrise - Two Iraq Veterans Confront their PTSD on a Cross-Country Journey
This moving documentary follows two Iraq veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, both tormented by depression for years after they returned home and pushed to the edge of suicide. The two embark on an extraordinary journey - a 2,700 mile…
Emperor's Naked Army Marches On - A Japanese WWII Veteran Accuses Former Military Officers of War Crimes
This absorbing documentary follows Kenzo Okuzaki, a Japanese veteran of World War II, as he attempts to seek justice -- and vengeance -- for the unexplained deaths of several soldiers within his unit. Through meticulous research, he tracks down former…
Honor and Sacrifice - A Japanese-American War Hero's Family During WWII
Honor and Sacrifice tells the complex story of a Japanese immigrant family ripped apart by WWII. The Matsumoto family included five sons; two who fought for the Americans and three who fought for the Japanese. The eldest, Hiroshi (Roy), became…
Above and Beyond - The Escape of Jewish-American B-17 Pilots in WWII
The Incredible Escape of Jewish-American B-17 Pilot Bruce Sundlun from Nazi-Occupied Europe in World War II. During overseas active duty beginning in June 1943 Bruce Sundlun, a Jewish-American college student, served as a B-17 Flying Fortress pilot in the England-based…
Where Soldiers Come From - An Intimate Look at Young Men in the Military
Winner of an Emmy and the Independent Spirit Award, WHERE SOLDIERS COME FROM is an intimate look at the young men who fight our wars and the families and town they come from. Returning to her hometown, Director Heather Courtney…
When War Comes Home - American Veterans Adjust to Life Back Home
Three soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) share their stories of coping with these devastating invisible wounds of war. Now back home from Iraq and Afghanistan, they face the toughest battle of their lives -…
The Crater: A Vietnam War Story
A very personal story of one man's tour of duty in Vietnam and his obsessive search to locate 42 former enemy soldiers he saw Killed in Action so that their bodies can be returned to their families and their spirits…
Legion of Brothers - The Secret Mission to Overthrow the Taliban
Immediately after the 9/11 attacks, a small contingent of US Troops were sent on a secret mission to overthrow the Taliban. What happens next is equal parts war origin story & cautionary tale, illuminating the impact of 15 years of…
Day of Days: June 6, 1944 - American Soldier's Remember D-Day
They were the best the United States had to offer and on June 6, 1944 their nation sent them through the gates of Hell in Normandy, France. The 70th anniversary of which will be recognized this June. They fought inland…
Military Medicine: Beyond the Battle Field - War Veterans Recover from their Injuries
PBS
Bob Woodruff traces the stories of veterans, surgeons, researchers, rehab experts, and families, from battlefield to military hospitals, from hi-tech research centers to rehab facilities, to homes and workplaces - where this new generation of wounded warriors have a chance…
Vietnam: The Secret Agent
Using striking archive and war footage in support of interviews with veterans, scientists, attorneys, the U.S. Air Force, the Veterans Administration, Dow Chemical and more; this film documents the extraordinary history of chemical warfare, agricultural herbicides, damage to the world…
On Two Fronts - Latinos and Vietnam
PBS
This program examines the Latino experience during a war that placed its heaviest burden on working class youth and their communities. Framing the documentary are memoirs of two siblings, Everett and Delia Alvarez, who stood on opposite sides of the…
Eagles of Mercy - The Compelling Story of Two Airborne Medics
Two American 101st Airborne (Screaming Eagles) medics caught in a church in Normandy, France during the opening hours of D-Day. Outside a savage battle raged all around them. The church changed hands several times with American and German forces over-running…
D-Day: The Price of Freedom
Five D-Day veterans return to Normandy and re-visit the locations they landed on June 6, 1944, sharing their own very personal stories of war. New England region Emmy Awards for writing and photography.
A Company of Heroes - Untold Stories from the Band of Brothers
They were the "other" Band of Brothers. A Company of Heroes features interviews with many of the men not focused on in the book "Band of Brothers" by Stephen Ambrose or in the television mini-series by the same name. Never…
Omaha Beach: Honor and Sacrifice
Honor and Sacrifice: On D-Day, June 6, 1944, the green 29th Infantry Division faced some of the most brutal fighting on Omaha Beach. In June of 2014, a handful of remaining members of the 29th Infantry Division made a final…
The Kill Team - Examining the Moral Dilemmas Faced by Soldiers
Equal parts infuriating and illuminating, THE KILL TEAM looks at the devastating moral tensions that tear at soldiers' psyches through the lens of one highly personal and emotional story. Private Adam Winfield was a 21-year-old soldier in Afghanistan when he…