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Alene B. Duerk: The First Woman Admiral

Directed by Eliciana Nascimento

“Alene B. Duerk: The First Woman Admiral” is a short documentary that tells the story of how Alene Duerk overcame gender stereotypes in the military to accomplish the highest rank ever achieved by a woman in the history of the US Navy.

About the Filmmaker

Eliciana Nascimento is an award-winning filmmaker and a tenure track assistant professor in cinematography and film production at Arizona State University. Her short film, The Summer of Gods, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014 and received several awards from a variety of international film festivals. She directed and edited the short documentaries Nurse Helen Fairchild, and Arlene B. Duerk – The First Woman Admiral, and is currently in the making of a feature documentary titled Oshun – The Goddess of Life.


A Band to Honor

Directed by Warren R. Hull

“A Band of Honor” is the story of 21 young naval musicians who were among the 1,177 USS Arizona sailors who lost their lives when the Empire of Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

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Shorts Block | Women Warriors

Women Warriors Block

Encore viewing opportunity This collection of shorts highlight and celebrate the contributions of women service members over the years. …

Dates & Times


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Fri, May 21
4:00 pm

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Sun, May 23
5:30 pm