Film Block: Fight for Equality
This trio of films showcase the African American military service experiences. Films featured in this block include: “Code of Honor: One Soldier’s Stand for Equality,” “Brooklyn in July,” and “Major Capers: The Legend of Team Broadminded.”
Filmmakers and film subjects are scheduled to attend:
- Bob Celli and Laura Delano, “Brooklyn in July”
- Aiden Keltner, “Code of Honor: One Soldier’s Stand for Equality”
- Erich Recker and Ashley Cusato, “Major Capers: The Legend of Team Broadminded”
In This Program
Aiden Keltner / African American Experience, Marines, Student Film, Local Film Showcase, WWII / USA / 2018 / documentary / 12 minsA U.S. Marine Corps veteran tells the story of his experience participating in the integration of African Americans into the Marine Corps.
Bob Celli and Laura Delano / African American Experience, WWII / USA / 2017 / narrative / 21 mins"Brooklyn in July" is the story of Frank Walker, an African-American WWII veteran working as a chauffeur. It is the summer of 1945. Frank, like so many other African-Americans of the time, is drawn to New York by the promise of a better life only to be confronted by the same realities, fear, and hatred he hoped he had left behind.
Preceded by: Code of Honor: One Soldier’s Stand for Equality
Ashley Cusato / African American Experience, Marines, Women Filmmaker, Local Film Showcase, Vietnam War / USA / 2018 / documentary / 85 mins"Major Capers: The Legend of Team Broadminded" is an honest and unflinching documentary that portrays the extraordinary life story of Major James Capers, Jr. an American hero, who persevered through adversity and after 50 classified missions rose to become one of the most decorated Force Recon Marines in history.