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2020 San Francisco Veterans Film Festival (Final Day)

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2020 San Francisco Veterans Film Festival (Nov. 8-14)

2020 San Francisco Veterans Film Festival, November 8-14

Covid-19’s disruption of normal life has had an outsize effect on veterans, a community that, during normal times, struggles with mental health and higher unemployment rates. Presented by OneVet OneVoice and San Francisco Public Library, the Veterans Film Festival, now in its 9th year, aims to help veterans find opportunities to connect even while apart. Running virtually the week of November 8, the free festival is a unique forum for veterans to find expression, healing, and community while increasing awareness of the multitude of challenges facing our nation’s military.

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The festival includes 20 films, both short and full-length, fictional and documentary, as well as a virtual directors’ panel hosted by San Francisco Public Library on November 12, at 6 pm. Films will stream on bingewave.com each day of the festival, November 8-14. All showings will include each selected film and begin at 9:10 am.

The independent films featured in this year’s festival explore complex and challenging topics, including the struggle to acclimate to home and veteran suicide. Many films focus on moments in armed services history, both powerful and personal. Highlights of the 2020 Veterans Film Festival include:

Call Sign CHAOS: Gen Jim Mattis and the US Marine Corpsdirected by Carl Colby

Introducing the Marines who served heroically in the Office of Strategic Services (O.S.S.), the World War II predecessor to C.I.A and the U.S. Special Operations Command, and the career of General James Mattis.

Silkiesdirected by Jaremey McMullin

Profiling the work of the Irreverent Warriors, who organize dozens of ‘Silkies Hikes’ each year across the United States, where men and women gather wearing only their insanely short military-issue ‘silkies’ boxer briefs. The hikes both raise awareness of veteran suicides and, through camaraderie and vulnerability, help prevent veteran suicide.

Ocean Station November, directed by Damon Stuebner

Tells the story of the Coast Guard rescue of all passengers on a transatlantic flight that was forced to crash into the ocean in October 1956.

Remainsdirected by Joe Day & Jose H. Rodriguez

In the depths of a Vietnamese jungle, a team of archaeologists and U.S. service members search for the body of a U.S. soldier missing since the Vietnam War.

More information is available at sfveteransfilmfestival.org. Sign up for free festival ‘tickets’ at https://www.bingewave.com/f/san-francisco-veterans-film-festival. Register to attend the November 12 director’s panel at bit.ly/VetFilmFest20.

About the San Francisco Veterans Film Festival

San Francisco Veterans Film Festival is a robust forum for Veterans and civilian filmmakers to express their creativity and to share their stories, which in turn helps further healing and brings greater awareness to the public on the challenges our nation’s veteran’s face. The annual festival spotlights both veteran and civilian filmmakers addressing issues about Veterans and military-related topics.  For more information, visit sfveteransfilmfestival.org.

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