Patriot Guard Riders
US Navy Memorial Heritage Center
Washington , DC
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Patriot Guard Riders
A moving revealing journey astride thundering motorcycles to the sometimes silent, sometimes turbulent funerals of young soldiers killed in action.The film follows the men and women of the Patriot Guard Riders, a group of motorcyclists originally formed to protect grieving families from members of the Westboro Baptist Church who gather at military funerals to harass families for allowing their sons and daughters to serve. Sympathetic to the families at the most tragic time of their lives, the motorcyclists escort fallen soldiers from the airfield to the burial grounds, where they form a protective shield around the bereaved families. This small volunteer group of motorcyclists has grown to 200,000 in just five years.

USA/ 2011/ 73 mins/documentary feature/DC Premiere/directed by Ellen Frick
Sponsored by Harley Davidson of Washington DC
Filmmaker in Attendance

Screens with Machine Man (Hombre Maquena) Spain/15mins/directed by Rosa Corella


METRO STOP = Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter/Yellow and Green Lines

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US Navy Memorial Heritage Center (View)
701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington , DC 20004
United States


Categories

Film > Festivals
Film > Movies
Other > Family-Friendly
Other > Political

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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