THIS IS ME - Letters from the Frontlines
Journey of a Frontline Warrior – A Conversation with Dr. Steven Short
Friday, May 7 | 7:30 pm | FREE
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Join McCain Connected for free viewings of two inspirational films: "THIS IS ME — Letters From the Frontlines" and "Journey of a Frontline Warrior — A Conversation With Dr. Steven Short."
The videos will be shown back-to-back. If you can't watch at 7:30 p.m., the videos will be available until midnight Monday, May 10.
The viewing will begin with Diavolo's "THIS IS ME – Letters From the Frontlines," a dance film that captures the resilience, determination and hope of the human spirit. It follows the paths of military veterans and first responders as they share what it means to be true warriors on the front lines — and fight the invisible enemy that all humanity is currently battling. The film features three COVID-19 first responders, four military veterans, and the Diavolo dancers. Also featured is one civilian, France Nguyen Vincent, a woman, a wife, a mother and a former company member of Nederlands Dans Theater.
The screening of "THIS IS ME" will be followed by a brief discussion with Todd Holmberg, McCain Auditorium director; Jacques Heim, the director of "THIS IS ME"; and retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Art DeGroat, executive director of the K-State Office of Military and Veterans Affairs.
The show will continue with “Journey of a Frontline Warrior — A Conversation with Dr. Steven Short." This local hero will take us on his journey of fear, bravery, duty, love and compassion as he answered the call to serve as a front-line physician in a Brooklyn hospital during the pandemic’s initial surge in New York in spring 2020.
“THIS IS ME - Letters from the Front Lines;” commissioned by The Soraya at California State University Northridge with additional support and funding by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and Arthur S. De Groat, Ed.D., Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.), U.S., and Office of Military Affairs at Kansas State University.
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