From my school:
As many of you are aware, a new documentary featuring USU alumni, students, staff and faculty, “Fighting for Life,” is scheduled to open in select theaters starting this Friday. The film begins limited engagements in New York; Washington, D.C., Bethesda, Md., Los Angeles, and San Diego throughout the month of March, and in San Antonio in April.
This powerful and emotional documentary focuses on the role USU plays in educating leaders in military medicine and public health and looks at the care they provide to servicemen and women injured in combat. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Terry Sanders directed the documentary, which was the brainchild of Mrs. Tammy Alvarez, president of the "Friends of USU" organization. Mrs. Alvarez's son, Navy Lt. Bryan Alvarez, is a 2005 graduate of USU.
The university's story is told through footage, photos and interviews with a number of students, alumni, faculty and staff. The film focuses on some of USU's unique educational programs, including the first-year Antietam road march, and field training exercises Operation Kerkesner and Operation Bushmaster, as well as on several alumni as they care for wounded troops on the battlefield and throughout the patient evacuation system. The film also highlights the research mission of the university and its relevance to military medicine and public health.
“Fighting for Life” opens at the Bethesda Row Cinema on Woodmont Avenue in Bethesda, and the E Street Theater in Washington, D.C., on Friday, March 14th.
It is also being shown at the Quad Cinema in New York City starting March 7th, the Laemmle Sunset 5 in Los Angeles starting March 21st, the Hillcrest Theater in San Diego starting March 28th, and the Bijou Theater in San Antonio, beginning April 4th.
I saw the trailer, and it looked pretty good. I'm looking forward to watching it (and possibly seeing some of my classmates).
The website is:http://www.fightingforlifethemovie.com/