Today is Memorial Day in the United States. It’s a time when we gather together to remember soldiers who gave their life in the service of our country. Here at Tubefilter, we’re doing our part to honor their memory by highlighting a web series that explores how the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have effected servicemen and women, their families, and our communities.
In Their Boots documents the stories of troops coming home from the battlefield, the young wife whose husband never returns, the child who will never know her mother. Each episode is told form the first-person — there is no narrator. This makes for very compelling and, at times, gut-wrenching storytelling.
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Now in its third season, the series is branching out to encompass more voices and tell different stories. This spring, five veterans were selected from over 100 applicants to have a chance at telling theirs. The five fellows attended a three day production workshop in Los Angeles and will be given a professional camera man, a $7,500 stipend, and a $10,000 budget. Their episodes will be released this summer.
A production of the of the Brave New Foundation, the series is funded by the Iraq Afghanistan Deployment Impact Fund of the California Community Foundation. It is Executive Produced by documentarian Richard Ray Perez, and produced by Abe Greenwald, Amanda Spain, and Sandi Williams.
In honor of Memorial Day, we’ve also launched a special version of the Tubefilter News logo: