Veterans Make Movies

View the films that were created in the Veterans Make Movies (VMM) program, a series of eight-week workshops presented by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in collaboration with the Los Angeles Public Library, which teaches veterans how to capture their unique perspectives in film. View the full archive here.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and The Albertsons Companies Foundation and The Vons Foundation.

U.S. Army and National Guard veteran Melanie Brown’s film recounts a veteran's battle with sexual assault during her time in the military.


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U.S. Army veteran Erick Iheme’s film is “an exploration of African Americans and the military.”


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In U.S. Marine Corps veteran Daniel Roy’s film, “a veteran returns home after years of fighting, only to find himself fighting another war that may have fatal consequences.”


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U.S. Army veteran John Salcedo’s film depicts “a soldier home from war fighting his inner demons.”


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U.S. Army veteran Levi Preston’s film examines “the alternative veteran’s inner monologue.”


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U.S. Navy veteran Steve Fisch’s film follows “a woman, reflecting back on the impact of growing up with her father—a Navy pilot fighting in Vietnam—whose devastating secret was revealed at his funeral.”


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U.S. Army veteran Carmen Perez’s film “creates a space for conversation through painting” and expresses her “thoughts on terrorism in relation to my art.”


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U.S. Army veteran Jason Fracaro’s film evokes “the chaos I have experienced in reintegrating into society” and themes of “pride, prestige, democracy and self-reproach.”


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U.S. Army veteran Chuanda Mason’s film is an exploration of her multiracial identity.


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