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GI Film Festival San Diego: Documentary Shorts: Veterans, Allies, and Caregivers

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 5 PM
Museum of Photographic Arts at the San Diego Museum of Art (MOPA @ SDMA) in Balboa Park
All Ages
General Admission - $10
Military, Veteran, KPBS or Student Admission - $8

This collection of documentary shorts explore personal stories of veterans and those that care for them.

Films include: “MORE THAN BROTHERS,” “We Carry On,” and “JULIAN: a Jiu Jitsu Story.”

Directed by Andrea von Siebenthal
Two Green Berets race against time to save the Afghans who kept them safe during their deployments.


"We Carry On"
Directed by Sareen Hairabedian
12 caregivers of wounded veterans participate in a six-week virtual poetry workshop that culminates in an on-stage performance in Washington, D.C.

Scene from "We Carry On" film
Wounded Warrior Project and Community Building Art Works
Scene from "We Carry On" film

"JULIAN: a Jiu Jitsu Story"
Directed by Max Bloom
A double amputee Marine fights to not only regain his physical strength but also overcome the mental trauma and reclaim his sense of identity and purpose.

TRAILER JULIAN: a Jiu Jitsu Story

Established in 2015, the GI Film Festival San Diego is a multi-day showcase of films for, by, and about military and veteran experiences. Films featured in the festival reveal the struggles, triumphs, and experiences of service members and veterans. The festival also provides veterans and service members with an opportunity to further their creative skills. GI Film Festival San Diego on Facebook / KPBS on Instagram

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Museum of Photographic Arts at the San Diego Museum of Art (MOPA @ SDMA) in Balboa Park

1649 El Prado
San Diego, California 92101

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