Monday, November 11, 2013

Commemorating Veterans Day at IndieFlix

Mentor Public Library is closed today in honor of Veterans Day; but, like I've said before, you still have access to all sorts of movies, books and music even when the library's buildings are closed.

Specifically, IndieFlix has several films and documentaries that are appropriate reminders of what today is all about. You can stream the videos to your computer, tablet or phone for free with a library card.

They include:

1) Coming Home (14 min) Ages 13+
This moving personal documentary was made by Vietnam War veteran Herb Sennett. I learned that if I am not able to help the people in another land, I can sure help the people around me, Herb says. Coming Home features his recollections of that time, his impressions of Vietnam and its people, and the legacy it left on his life.

2) December 7th: the Pearl Harbor Story (82 min) All ages
December 7th, 1941. No American will ever forget this Sunday morning in Hawaii. This restored, full-length version of the film stars Walter Huston as Uncle Sam and is set in Honolulu on the day before the Japanese attack. The attack on Pearl Harbor, the battle that sent the U.S. into World War II, is vividly illustrated as only Hollywood can do.

3) Who Will Stand (112 min) Ages 13+
This feature documentary takes a close look at what happens to 21st century veterans when they return home: the joy of reconnecting with loved ones, the pain of dealing with lingering wounds.

4) A War to End All Wars (120 min) Ages 13+
Fascinating and unique tales from World War I, narrated by UK broadcaster Robin Thompson.

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