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A Life of Honor

Directed by Richard O'Connor

When Joseph Patton joined the Navy in 1955, he had to serve in silence. At the time, the LGBTQ community could not be open while in the military. Despite being the “perfect sailor,” Joseph was kicked out of the Navy under the assumption that he was homosexual. At StoryCorps, Joseph remembers the pride he took in his service and the beauty and joy that love has brought to his life.


Nomination | Best Animated Film


An elderly veteran wearing a beret sitting in his living room

Black Uniform

Directed by Robert Darwell

12 Black veterans, serving between WWII to present day, share their heartfelt perspectives on what it felt like to be on the proverbial front lines as a Black man or woman in the U.S. military.

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