Posted by: daveed | July 1, 2008

Army green on the silver screen

I read about this in a brief story published in the latest issue of Script Magazine. According the official site:

The GI Film Festival (GIFF)… is the first film festival in the nation to exclusively celebrate the successes and sacrifices of the American military through the medium of film. The GIFF will present films from new and established international and domestic filmmakers that honor the heroic stories of the American Armed Forces and the worldwide struggle for freedom and liberty. Some of the films screened will be fan favorites. Others will be screened for the first time. All will in some way express the courage and selflessness of our fighting men and women and the value of their work.

Pretty damn psyched to learn about this, and too bad I missed it. It’s such an opportunity to tell honest stories—out from under the pall of politics—about the men and women in the military. The truth is, thousands upon thousands of them have experienced things on a scale we’ve not seen for nearly two generations. We need to listen to them. Not use them to peddle some political agenda.

Mark my words: our society will be in for a seismic shift in about 10-15 years, once our current military generation assumes leadership roles in government, commerce, industry, culture, you name it. All things create their own antithesis, and this fighting, dying young generation will supplant whatever is left to us by the Baby Boomers.

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  1. […] I brought up in an earlier post, there is a dearth of good, non-agenda-peddling movies about our recent national adventures. A film […]


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