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William G. McGowan Theater
Washington, DC

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 12:00 p.m. EDT

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On July 18, 1965, U.S. Navy Commander Jeremiah Denton took off from the aircraft carrier USS Independence to lead a 28-plane mission over the city of Thanh Hoa in North Vietnam. Denton’s plane was hit by antiaircraft fire, and for the next eight years, he was a prisoner of war in the infamous Hanoi Hilton. In the new documentary film Jeremiah (2016; 60 minutes), family, friends, and fellow POWs help tell the story of this American hero who led the way for prisoners in Hanoi and returned from Vietnam to become a U.S. Senator from Alabama. Following the screening, filmmakers Mark Fastoso and Luis Blandon, along with James S. Denton, son of Jeremiah Denton and editor of World Affairs, will discuss the film and answer audience questions.


Jeremiah movie poster

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