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A Cinematic Salute to War Heroes

'Flag of My Father' a portrayal of heroism, PTSD, family, and the peace of Christ

There are far too many film festivals to keep up with these days, but one of the most unique is the G.I. Film Festival, with movies solely dedicated to the service of the American Armed Forces.

The winner of this year's Best Narrative Feature, Flag of My Father (R2 Productions), is a thoughtful and occasionally stirring look at what it means to be a war veteran, to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder, to negotiate the land mines of family feuds and jealousies, and to share a bond with other vets that only vets can understand. And finally, to walk such a difficult road as a Christian, with that "peace that passes all understanding" in the face of all difficulties, whether it's an ambush in Iraq or a personal attack from family members.

Former TV star John Schneider (Dukes of Hazzard) stars in yet another faith-based film, but he's not the one touting Christianity this time. He plays one of four brothers – the smarmy, sarcastic, heavy drinking one, at that – to Judith (GiGi Erneta), an ...

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