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GI Film Festival San Diego 2021: 'Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses' With 'A Flash Of Green'

  • WHEN Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 2:30 p.m.
  • WHERE Virtual
  • AGES All ages
  • COST $8 - $10

GI Film Festival San Diego 2021 runs May 18-23. For the first time ever, the multi-day military-themed event will stream online. The film lineup includes nearly 40 films and diverse filmmakers from the U.S. and around the world!

Film Screening:
Two documentary films focusing on World War II experiences:

"Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses"
In association with USC Shoah Foundation
Directed by Vanessa Roth
(English / 2019 / 42 min.)

Heroic World War II veterans vividly share their liberation journeys, drawing parallels between the past and present.

"A Flash of Green"
Directed by Edward Nachtrieb
(English / 2020/ 41 min. / San Diego premiere)

This film brings the vivid storytelling of one man’s memoir to the screen, along with fresh insight and humanity to one of the most consequential military struggles in history.

$10 for general audiences and $8 for military and veterans per screening. All proceeds support the festival. Each ticket holder will receive a unique URL that will provide access to the virtual auditorium on the GI Film Festival San Diego website. Tickets are available starting April 1, 2021 at

How To Watch:
In addition to the virtual screenings, all films will also be available as a video on demand rental (VOD), beginning the day after its festival debut through May 26. This gives festival goers the flexibility to participate and enjoy the films whenever they choose within the rental window. Attendees will have the choice to either attend the online showtime for a synchronized watch and / or rent and watch on-demand. Each option requires a separate fee.

About GI Film Festival San Diego
The festival presents films and events for, by, and about military and veterans. The event is organized by KPBS and partners with the Film Consortium San Diego to present the Local Film Showcase. The festival is funded in part by a grant from the California Arts Council and is sponsored by National University and Scatena Daniels Communications. The GI Film Festival San Diego is an active member of the San Diego Veterans Coalition and the San Diego Military Family Collaborative.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

"Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses" film poster. C...

Above: "Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses" film poster. Courtesy of USC Shoah Foundation


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