Director: Joe Day & Jose H. Rodriguez
Run Time: 39 mins 38 sec
Collection: DOCUMENTARY 2
Date/Time: MON JAN 22 1:00PM & 7:15PM
Ticket Options: DAY PASS/ALL FESTIVAL PASS
Documentary, Short, Biographical
Description: 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.
Director Commentary: This film is dedicated to the 82,000 Americans who remain missing in action, their families, and to those who tirelessly continue searching for them. You are not forgotten.
Director Bios: Jose Rodriguez is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer, and Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army. For three years, he served as a cameraman for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and documented evidence found during archaeological excavations. Currently, he is an instructor at the Defense Information School at Fort Meade, Maryland, where he teaches soldiers the basics in photography and videography.
Joe Day is an award-winning filmmaker and published writer whose short films have screened in numerous film festivals across the country. He is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies and a minor in Creative Writing. Upon graduating, he received the Award of Excellence in Film Production from the UNCW Film Studies department. Before attending school, Joe served five years in the Army as a combat cameraman, deploying twice to Afghanistan where he produced over a dozen short documentaries that highlighted various combat operations across the country.