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SHORTS IN COMPETITION: DOCUMENTARY

NEW AMERICAN SOLDIER

Directed by Emma Cott and Anna Belle Peevey
SHORT DOCUMENTARY 24 Minutes New York Premiere
FILM GUIDE NEW AMERICAN SOLDIER

Today there are more than 70,000 immigrants serving in the military. Roughly half of them are not yet citizens. New American Soldier follows three immigrant soldiers through the ups and downs of training and deployment as they take steps towards achieving US citizenship, giving us a better understanding of the people who are fighting this war, and what it means to be American.

Documentary
About the Director(s)
Emma Cott has worked on documentaries for PBS and NBC News. She is currently working on a PBS documentary about a public hospital in Oakland, California. Anna Belle Peevey has worked as a print reporter, radio producer, and television anchor. She has produced stories for Al Jazeera English and public television.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Shorts in Competition: Documentary
  • Year:
    2009
  • Length:
    24 minutes
  • Language:
    English, Cantonese, Spanish
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    New York
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Primary Cast:
    Seth Donkor, Clarissa Calderón, Terry Spearman, María Gaspar, María Gaspar
  • Directors:
    Emma Cott, Anna Belle Peevey
  • Producers:
    Emma Cott, Anna Belle Peevey
  • Composer:
    Roy Baril
  • Narrator:
    Mark Gorney
  • Advisors:
    Jon Else, Debbie Hoffman
  • Graphics:
    David Casper
  • Additional Camera:
    María Jose Calderón

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