America’s first supersonic fighter, the F-100 Super Saber, flew more combat sorties during the Vietnam War than any other fighter. No war in American history is more misunderstood than what took place over the bloody skies of Vietnam in the 1960s.
“Hun Pilots” reveals a tumultuous time in U.S. history where phenomenal veterans sacrificed their lives in service of their country despite the turmoil surrounding them. Vietnam was misreported then and it is misremembered now. Receiving neither the country’s glory nor their compassion, this unique breed of men served, fought and died following the orders of their Commander-In-Chief. The film reveals their stories in order to prevent this travesty from ever happening again to Americans who serve and defend the United States of America. Veterans of valor should never become just a faded memory. Their services must be visually told in film in order to preserve history so they will always be remembered.
Closing night at the festival features two locally-connected films: “Actions Speak Louder Than Medals” followed by “Hun Pilots”.
May 23, 2021