"The Last to Leave" & "The Wereth Eleven" Double Feature @ The GI Film Festival
The Last to Leave East Coast Premiere!
Directed by Pat Clark
Documentary Short (19 Minutes)
April 29, 1975: As the North Vietnamese Army surrounded Saigon, the order was given to evacuate. In 19 hours, 81 helicopters air lifted nearly 6,000 Vietnamese and more than 1,000 Americans from Saigon during the largest helicopter evacuation in history. The Last to Leave documents the final day of the Vietnam War through the eyes of those who lived it. Featuring dramatic images and compelling firsthand accounts, this film captures the desperation, chaos and emotion from three unique perspectives.
The Wereth Eleven World Premiere!
Directed by Robert Child
Documentary Feature (71 Minutes)
The Wereth Eleven retraces the steps taken by eleven African American GIs from the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion when their unit was overrun by Germans at the start of the Battle of the Bulge.
Their 10-mile trek from their battery position to Wereth, Belgium would be the last journey of their lives as a local resident turned them in to an SS scouting party. Subsequently all eleven were butchered and killed in one of the least understood and unknown war crimes of WWII.
U.S. Navy Memorial
701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington DC, DC 20004
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