TS Locally Produced Documentary Premiering This Friday
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Fri Apr 15 11:30:45 CDT 2005
For Immediate Release
What: The Cost of War A new, locally made documentary
When: Friday, April 15th 8pm @ Friends Church, 2200 Southwood Dr.
The Cost of War, a new documentary by local filmmaker Patrick Phillips,
will premier in College Station on Friday, April 15th, 8pm at the Friends
Congregational Church, 2200 Southwood Dr. The film will be followed by a
panel discussion with the soldiers & veterans featured in the documentary.
Admission is free and half of all proceeds from DVD sales and donations go
to The Iraq Veterans Assistance Fund.
THE COST OF WAR:
Never before has truth suffered so greatly in time of war. This documentary
seeks to give voice to truth through the experiences and observations of
soldiers, veterans, and their families.
The Cost of War offers only a brief glimpse of the war in Iraq and its
incalculable human, personal, psychological and social costs, but it comes
from a critical source - the perspective of those who have experienced war
In The Cost of War, Iraq war veterans recount their views prior to deployment,
their experiences in Iraq, and how those experiences changed them. Families
and loved ones of those called on to fight in Iraq recount how the
experiences of their loved ones have affected those they left behind.
Veterans of Korea, Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm provide a perspective
on these current wars, informed by their own experiences in those earlier
conflicts and the truths they came to know.
With an understanding of true patriotism born of experience, these men and
women explain why they reject the claim that supporting the war is
"supporting the troops". They represent a long established and rapidly
growing group of service members, veterans and military families who
challenge the notion that blind loyalty in time of war is the mark of the
The Cost of War explores the costs - in lives ended, families destroyed,
health sacrificed and dreams lost - of waging war. It is not a pretty story
with flags waving and music playing. It is the truth. It is a truth that
every citizen of this country who really seeks to "support the troops" must
How the story ends is up to us.
For more information call Patrick at (979) 255-3997; by e-mail at:
patrick at newsparkproductions.org or visit www.newsparkproductions.org
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