The Napa Valley Film Festival, an indulgent celebration of film, food and wine, observes the national holiday by screening powerful Veterans-themed films: four shorts and two features, plus lively conversation with the filmmakers.
•Chinook Down: Tells the true story behind the Wikileaks headline of a Chindook helicopter shot-down by a surface air missile in Afghanistan, killing all onboard.
•Part of the Change: In April 2012, a group of U.S. Veterans from the Vietnam War traveled with Habitat for Humanity to the Mekong Delta. Along the way, the veterans healed decades-old wounds of war while building houses of hope in partnership with Vietnamese families.
•Mirage at Zabul Province: Members of a U.S Humvee patrol find humanity while coping with the aftermath of an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) attack. Like most things in life, nothing is what it seems at first glance.
• Answering the Call: As U.S. troops withdraw from Afghanistan, soldiers on the front line lack critical supplies. One American civilian answers the call.
•Healing a Soldier’s Heart: Follows the courageous journey of four Vietnam veterans - all suffering from severe PTSD - as they venture back to Vietnam to face the emotional demons that have been haunting them for almost forty years.
• The Hornet’s Nest: Career Journalist Mike Boettcher, attempts to reconnect with his son by taking him to the active war zone in Afghanistan, covering U.S. combat Troops on the front lines. This remarkable true story follows the fight for survival as father and son venture into one of the most dangerous places on Earth.
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Monday, 11 November, 2013
Cost:Free Vets & Active Duty Military/$12 Adv./$16 door
Yountville, CA 94599
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