Brian was recruited into the US Navy, much to his filmmaker sister’s dismay. Pressured by a family history filled with those who served in uniform, as well as calls and visits from recruiters who offered college, he and his mother thought it made sense. But for two years he has been sweeping the decks of a ship, not allowed to attend classes or anything else. Morale on his ship is such that two sailors have already attempted suicide. What can he do?
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• Scribe Video Center, Philadelphia, 2006
• Documentary Fortnight Expanded at MoMA, New York, 2007
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