Bravo! The Project - A Documentary Film

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Documentary Film,Film Screenings

November 30, 2011

Betty’s Latest Post on Sundance and Other Things

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Upon awakening this morning, I decided it was time to write another blog for Bravo! A blog about how grateful Ken and I are for the phenomenal year we’ve had.  Something about the people who have stepped forward in countless ways to become part of the journey of this film.  The kindnesses, the skills, the open doors, the encouragement, the financial support.

Upon arising, I remembered that this would be the day we would hear from the Sundance Film Festival, and we did.  We were informed that less than 180 films were chosen from an astounding 11,700 submissions from around the world, and Unfortunately, we are not able to include Bravo! Common Men, Uncommon Valor in our Festival program.”

Yes, we are disappointed, but we are not discouraged. Many people in the film industry think that this film is worthy of the highest awards. We were told that it will find its way into the world, and that it will remain significant long past our lifetimes. We have been told multiple times that it should be seen by every person in the United States. We believe this fervently, and we believe that the experiences and emotions and wisdom of the men in the film and their comrades will be known far and wide.  That their memories and sacrifices will hold great meaning for the generation that experienced the Vietnam War, and for their families.

People who have seen Bravo! tell us how they feel as if they now know these men from Bravo Company, and that they have come to care about them. Yes, the unabashed honesty of these men in front of the camera is something to behold.  It changes you.

And so we move forward because we know this is important work.  We have been entrusted with something much bigger than us, and we remain determined to honor that.  We have submitted the film to other major film festivals, and are currently seeking a distributor for theatrical release.

We will soon post a list of our supporters on the Bravo! website, along with other updated information.  Thank you for coming alongside with your past and future support, and for your belief in this important project.