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Veterans Day: A Salute to Those Who Serve

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Veterans Day is dedicated to all of the brave men and women who risk their lives to serve and protect their country. We are honoring our veterans with these powerful documentaries and epic films that showcase their sacrifices.

Restrepo

Restrepo

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Directors Hetherington and Junger spend a year with the 2nd Battalion of the United States Army located in one of Afghanistan's most dangerous valleys. The documentary provides insight and empathy on how to win the battle through hard work, deadly gunfights and mutual friendships while the unit must push back the Taliban.

Lioness

Lioness

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The untold story of the first women in U.S. history to be sent into direct ground combat.

In Their Own Words: The Tuskegee Airmen

In Their Own Words: The Tuskegee Airmen

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Celebrate history’s heroes when Fathom Events and Bryton Entertainment bring In Their Own Words: The Tuskegee Airmen - The 75 Anniversary to cinemas nationwide for a special one-night event on Tuesday, March 29. This exclusive documentary event features a panel discussion with Tuskegee Airman George Hardy and Christina Anderson (Granddaughter of Alfred Anderson – Chief Flight Instructor of the Tuskegee Airmen), Producer Bryan Williams and Director Denton Adkinson. Watch as the Airmen remember being some of the first to begin the civil rights movement and living long enough to see the changes that would continue to resonate today.

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

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According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, one veteran dies by suicide in America every 80 minutes. While only 1% of Americans has served in the military, former service members account for 20% of all suicides in the U.S. Based in Canandaigua, NY and open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the Veterans Crisis Line receives more than 22,000 calls each month from veterans of all conflicts who are struggling or contemplating suicide. This timely documentary spotlights the traumas endured by America’s veterans, as seen through the work of the hotline’s trained responders. CRISIS HOTLINE captures extremely private moments, where the professionals, many of whom are themselves veterans or veterans’ spouses, can often interrupt the thoughts and plans of suicidal callers to steer them out of crisis.

Hell and Back Again

Hell and Back Again

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What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home? Hell and Back Again is a cinematically revolutionary film that asks and answers these questions with a power and intimacy no previous film about the conflict in Afghanistan has been able to achieve. It is a masterpiece in the cinema of war.

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