Code of Honor: One Soldier’s Stand for Equality
Directed by Aiden Keltner
A U.S. Marine Corps veteran tells the story of his experience participating in the integration of African Americans into the Marine Corps.
Filmmaker Aiden Keltner and film subject Thomas Edward Johnson Jr. are scheduled to attend.
GI Film Festival San Diego – Local Film Showcase Award
Best Student Film
Aiden Keltner is a young narrative and documentary filmmaker from San Diego. He is motivated to tell his own stories and bring to light the stories of those not represented. He works on multiple projects and sets across San Diego county — creating, learning and helping others. He has worked as a director, director of photography, gaffer, camera assistant, and editor on a range of projects, such as short films, music videos, public service announcements, documentaries, web series, and feature films. He has taken many video production classes and workshops through the San Diego Film Consortium, San Diego Media Pros, and others.
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.