Narrated with the words of the men who survived, brought to life with thousands of individual paper cutouts, And We Were Young is an animated oral history of American soldiers, a story of the ‘Doughboys’ in France in the last months of the Great War. Filmed in luminous Ektachrome on an old Russian Super 8 camera, the film is both brutal and beautiful; a painting of an unforgettable picture of the “War to End All Wars.”
The U.S. military faces a mental health crisis of historic proportions. “Thank You For Your Service” seeks to reveal the reality of war trauma and the failed policies that have brought us to where we are. Director Tom Donahue weaves compelling interviews from Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Admiral Mike Mullen, Generals David Patraeus and Loree Sutton and others with the tales of four struggling veterans, and we learn about the wounded warriors who need our help.
A portrait of master woodworker and Vietnam veteran Eric Hollenbeck. This master craftsman uses vintage machines to produce custom wood products in his Eureka, California shop. Although this craft is part of his own personal journey, he also trains at-risk youth and war veterans. This film inspired the creation of the “Life’s Work” series from Breakwater Studios.