Jerry’s Last MissionDirected by Louisa Merino
P-51 fighter pilot Jerry Yellin flew combat missions on Iwo Jima and over Japan, including the last combat mission of World War II. He returned home with PTSD, suffering with survivor’s guilt and daily thoughts of suicide, and with a deep hatred for the Japanese. This is the story of how Yellin overcame PTSD and how he was forced to face his enemy once again when his youngest son moved to Japan and married the daughter of a Kamikaze pilot.
Award Winner | Founders’ Choice
Award Nominations | Best First-Time Feature Director Louisa Merino
Directed by Brendan Patrick Hughes
In his retirement, Georg has taken up metal detecting in the hills near his house outside Graz, Austria. He discovers the crash site of a World War II-era B17. What follows is an emotional journey into the difficult history of his town… into the lives of the American Airmen who perilously parachuted into this one-time enemy territory… and ultimately into uniting the town with the families of these Airmen on the 75th anniversary of the crash.