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GI Film Festival San Diego 2018

Families in Service


  1. Film Block: Life After Service

    Arts, Families in Service, Healing, Post 9/11
    This film pairing features stories post-service journey of healing and recovery. This film block includes "We Are Not Done Yet" and "The Weight of Honor".

    In This Program: We Are Not Done Yet, The Weight of Honor

    Film Block: Life After Service

    UltraStar Cinemas at Hazard Center
    September 29, 2018 1:00 pm


  2. Selected Shorts and Local Films

    Families in Service, Healing, Latinx, Marines, Student Film, Post 9/11, Local Film Showcase
    Many of the films in this collection feature San Diego area filmmakers, events, people, or places.

    In This Program: Hotflakes, Satellite Drop, The Dark Resurgence, Safe with Me, G.I. José, Lion in a Box, Popcorn & Chocolate, Let It Go

    Selected Shorts and Local Films

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    September 28, 2018 8:15 pm


  3. My Voice, My American

    Students at Stuart Mesa School / Families in Service, Student Film, Post 9/11, Local Film Showcase / USA / 2017 / documentary / 3 mins
    First graders read from books that they wrote about a great American that they know - their military parents.

    Precedes: Sgt. Stubby – An American Hero

    Precedes:
    Sgt. Stubby – An American Hero

    UltraStar Cinemas at Hazard Center
    September 30, 2018 1:30 pm


  4. Popcorn & Chocolate

    Cathrine Hatcher / Families in Service, Healing, Post 9/11 / USA / 2018 / narrative / 15 mins
    A tenacious middle school band student selling fundraisers helps a grief stricken military family recover from their loss.
    Plays In:
    Selected Shorts and Local Films

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    September 28, 2018 8:15 pm


  5. The Weight of Honor

    Stephanie Seldin Howard / Families in Service, Healing, Women Filmmaker, Post 9/11 / USA / 2017 / documentary / 56 mins
    Six 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

    Plays In:
    Film Block: Life After Service

    UltraStar Cinemas at Hazard Center
    September 29, 2018 1:00 pm


  6. Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn?

    Zachary Stauffer / Families in Service, Post 9/11, Iraq War, Navy / USA / 2018 / documentary / 80 mins
    The 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 Buy Tickets Buy Tickets