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GI Film Festival Opens Today

Have you ever heard of the GI Film Festival? Since 2007, this annual festival has been building community and film-making around subjects of military and veteran experience. The festival is “dedicated to preserving the stories of American veterans past and present through film, television and live special events.”

GIFF transcends the world of film festivals by creating a true community where passionate filmmakers, our veterans and those who support them can gather for a few magical days to educate, heal and preserve the legacies of our veterans.

Starting today at the U.S. Navy Memorial Theater, dozens of new films will be shown—ranging from documentaries about the struggles of veterans that return from Afghanistan to short narrative films about military romance.

It’s so great to see so many artists come together in order to preserve the tragedy and redemption found in the stories of our military veterans. Some directors featured include Kurt Gerber, Anthony Istrico, Kelly-Ruth Mercier, Ella Kohn, and many more. Tickets to individual films as well as festival passes can be purchased online.

Find more information on the GI Film Festival website.

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