Click Below on Tabs to View Films for Free
Published November 7, 2015
LINCOLN — In celebration of Veterans Day, Vision Maker Media is offering free viewings of three films–Aleut Story, Way of the Warrior and Choctaw Code Talkers.
Watch these films for free, November 9-15, in honor of Veterans. It’s easy–select the film you want to watch and click on the appropriate image below:
Aleut Story – 87 minutes long
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 Aleuts’ decades-long struggle for human and civil rights.
Narrated by Martin Sheen and original music score by Composer Alan Koshiyama, the program draws compelling parallels to the present, as our country grapples with the challenging question of the balance between civil liberties and national security.
Choctaw Code Talkers – 57 minutes long
In 1918, not yet citizens of the United States, Choctaw members of the American Expeditionary Forces were asked by the government 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 – 57 minutes long
Exploring the warrior ethic among Native Americans, this documentary also 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.
This documentary examines the visceral nature of war and the bravery of Native-American veterans who served in World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War–and came to grips with the difficult post-war personal and societal conditions.