All Films & Events
An exciting line up of films and events is being put together, including an opening night reception, filmmaker discussions, and awards celebration. Click on images below to learn more about films presented in the GI Film Festival San Diego.
Mark Vizcarra / Local Film Showcase, Vietnam War / USA / 2018 / documentary / 84 minsNo war in American history is more misunderstood than what took place over the bloody skies of North Vietnam in the 1960s. Thud Pilots is the untold story of the men who flew the F-105 THUD over the deadly skies of North Vietnam.
Preceded by: The Flashback
Preceded by: Do No Harm
Darrin Dick / Bridging Generations, Korean War / USA / 2016 / documentary / 46 minsFilmmaker Darrin Dick, goes on a discovery to uncover the story of his veteran grandfather, Harold Bauer. During an interview with his grandson and trip to the Korean War Memorial in DC, Harold opens up about his faith, family and memories from the “almost” Forgotten Korean War that he’s never told anybody before.
Preceded by: Never Forget
Film Block: Perspectives from WWII and the Korean War
Museum of Photographic Arts
September 26, 2018 5:00 pm
Sareen Hairabedian / Arts, Healing, Women Filmmaker, Post 9/11 / USA / 2018 / documentary / 40 minsTen U.S. veterans of varied backgrounds come together at a poetry workshop to combat their traumatic military pasts through the art of written word.
Precedes: The Weight of Honor
Stephanie Seldin Howard / Families in Service, Healing, Women Filmmaker, Post 9/11 / USA / 2017 / documentary / 56 minsSix women meet the challenges of caring for their veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, revealing their personal, emotional, and physical struggles while demonstrating strength and resiliency when their worlds are turned upside down.
Preceded by: We Are Not Done Yet
Rebecca Shore / International Experience, Healing, Women Filmmaker, Post 9/11 / Israel / 2017 / documentary / 70 minsYoung Israeli soldiers forge a new identity and rebuild their lives after sustaining serious injury during service. Through reaching out to those in need, they discover renewed meaning and healing in giving to others.
Zachary Stauffer / Families in Service, Post 9/11, Iraq War, Navy / USA / 2018 / documentary / 80 minsThe widow of a Navy helicopter pilot killed in a 2014 training exercise spurs an investigation that uncovers a long history of institutional failings that led to her husband's death. This poignant picture of a family's tragedy is also a revelatory inquiry into the murky inner workings of the American defense establishment.
Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn? A Special GIFFSD Screening
San Diego Central Library Neil Morgan Auditorium
January 29, 2019 7:00 pm