My Voice, My American
Directed by Students at Stuart Mesa School
First graders at Stuart Mesa School on Camp Pendleton read from books that they wrote about a great American that they know – their military parents. All of the students involved are children of active duty Marines. “My Voice, My American” was part of a larger literacy project supported by The San Marcos Writing Project.
Students and teachers involved in the project are scheduled to attend.
GI Film Festival San Diego – Local Film Showcase Nomination
Best Student Film
This film was made by students at Stuart Mesa School. Stuart Mesa is part of the Oceanside Unified School District and is located on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The first graders who are featured in the film completed the featured writing assignment with their classroom teacher, Mrs. Linda Nedden. Middle School students in Mr. Jim Riggenbach’s Digital Media and Film class produced the video with Mr. Riggenbach and Mrs. Irene Diggs advising. All of the students involved are children of active duty Marines. The film won a 2017 IVIE award. “My Voice, My American” was part of a larger literacy project supported by The San Marcos Writing Project which is directed by Laurie Stowell, professor of literacy at Cal State San Marcos. Dr. Stowell helped Stuart Mesa win a grant from the Westreich Foundation, which allowed Stuart Mesa to purchase video production equipment and launch their award-winning film program.
Richard Lanni / Animation, World War I, Bridging Generations, Family / USA / 2018 / narrative / 84 minsArmy Pvt. Robert Conroy is adopted by a stray, stump-tailed terrier. Conroy names his new friend Stubby and gives him a home, a family, and a chance to embark on the adventure that would define a century. The two quickly find themselves in the trenches of France during World War I and on the path to history.
Preceded by: My Voice, My American