October 12, 2017

To show our appreciation to Veterans for their service to our country, Vision Maker Media is offering free streaming of four documentary films that should be of interest to Veterans. 

Please share this information with the members of your Veterans' organizations through newsletters and other forums. Each film listed below is linked to information about that film and to a preview of the film. 

Beginning Nov. 9, each film will be available to view in its entirety until midnight on Nov. 12. The link to the YouTube channel where you can view each film is highlighted below in blue. A playlist will be available for viewing upon opening the YouTube channel.

Veterans' Day Special
Free viewings: Nov. 9-12 on VMM's YouTube channel
Aleut Story Trailer
In the turbulence of war, in a place where survival was just short of miraculous, the Aleuts of Alaska would redefine themselves and America. From indentured servitude and isolated internment camps, to Congress and the White House, this is the incredible story of the Aleut's decades-long struggle for our nation's ideals.
Choctaw Code Talkers Trailer
In 1918, not yet citizens of the United States, Choctaw members of the American Expeditionary Forces were asked to use their Native language as a powerful tool against the German Forces in World War I--setting a precedent for code talking as an effective military weapon and establishing them as America's original code talkers. 
Way of the Warrior Trailer
Exploring the warrior ethic among Native Americans, this documentary reveals how Native communities have traditionally viewed their warriors and why, during the 20th century, Native men and women have signed up for military service at a rate three times higher than non-Indians.  Way of the Warrior  also examines the visceral nature of war and the bravery of Native American veterans.
Navajo Code Talkers Trailer (1986)
Navajo Code Talkers - 27 minutes
A documentary film using interviews and archival footage to show the vital role a small group of Navajo Marines played in the Pacific during World War II. Includes 1940s archival footage of Navajo life as well as scenes of World War II. Featured are interviews with Navajo Chairman Peter MacDonald, artist and scholar Carl Gorman, and Taos artist R.C. Gorman. The film received a special Presidential commendation by Ronald Reagan.

For more information:
Contact Susan Hartmann, shartmann@netad.unl.edu; 402-472-8607