RED, WHITE & GREEN
RED, WHITE & GREEN (USA, 2008, 26 min.)
Co-presented by the National Museum of American History
World Premiere A poignant portrayal of children who have a parent deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan. These children, who serve our country by the sacrifice of having a parent away during wartime, are given a free week of summer camp on Catalina Island in California as a “thank-you” for their service. Spending time in outdoor activites amongst peers who are going through similar struggles, and surrounded by the beauty of nature, these children are provided coping skills that help heal their wounds. Sometimes heartbreaking, but always heartwarming, the film celebrates these youngsters who are our next generation of American heroes as well as the healing power of nature. Writer and Creative Producer Sally Kaplan. Produced by David Vassar for Backcountry Pictures and Sierra Club Productions.
Shown with WILDLANDS PHILANTHROPY: THE GREAT AMERICAN TRADITION
Program introduced by Jeffrey Stine, Chair, Division of Medicine and Science, National Museum of American History. RED, WHITE & GREEN introduced by Sally Kaplan, the film’s writer and creative producer, and Brittany McKee, Sierra Club.
FREE, no reservations needed.