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This program features a collection of six (6) short narrative films: fictional, creative, or dramatized accounts centered around military and veteran experience.

  • Chorus
  • Brainstorms
  • Touch
  • The Soldier
  • Where to?
  • Return to Remembrance

The topics covered and storytelling methods in these films vary widely, each offering a unique perspective. Some were created by veterans themselves; others were created by filmmakers. Total run time is approx. 90 minutes.

In this program

Boy on the phone while dad is in the kitchen with a guitar strapped around him.


Directed by Daniel J. Egbert

After missing his wife’s phone call goodbye on the morning of September 11, a now listless and brokenhearted music teacher must harmonize with his increasingly desperate fourteen-year-old son.

Hand reaching out from smoke


Directed by Aron Meinhardt, Julie Pacino

“Brainstorms” is an experiential look inside the mind of Brian, a veteran who has sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during combat.

Concerned woman


Directed by Andrew Brame

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a young woman with an autoimmune condition that makes her particularly vulnerable to disease is torn between preserving her own safety and her need for human contact.

Man staring

The Soldier

Directed by Devin O’Guinn

When a homeless veteran receives news of his former wife dying, he embarks on a journey to reunite with his daughter while experiencing his PTSD episodes in the process.

Man driving in car, looking into rear view mirror.

Where to?

Directed by Brian Thompson

As Kabul falls to the Taliban, Brett Chapman, an Afghanistan combat veteran turned rideshare driver, struggles to connect with his employer and passengers.

man and women embracing in field. civil war era costumes.

Return to Remembrance

Directed by John Marrs

A soldier searches the West for his family after the Civil War. What he finds is not what he expected.

Dates & Times


Museum of Photographic Arts

Fri, May 19
7:30 pm