American Hero

Directed by Manny McCord

Cast: Alice Prime, Manny McCord, Mark Epelman, Melany Smith

Since the day Lt. Jordan returned home, she’s been trying to get the truth out, only to find herself struggling to overcome the pressures of the military. As her truth is revealed, Lt. Jordan has to bear with the severe backlash from the media, fellow soldiers, and the people who she loves the most, while facing the challenges presented by the institution she swore her life to. The strength and bravery of Lt. Jordan will promote healing and political change for all of those who have suffered similar traumas within the committed constraints of the military environment. These similar traumas are shared and hidden by her husband.

Film contains mature themes including rape and trauma. Viewer discretion advised.

Award Nominations
Best Narrative Short
Best Actress – Melany Smith


Plays in

graphic that reads Drama Block

Drama Block

This collection of shorts feature six films that surprise, inspire, and delight.

Dates & Times
Museum of Photographic Arts

May 20, 2022
5:00 pm