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 veteran Andrew Geisler’s film Sunday Clean Up depicts “a little girl who makes a big difference cleaning up her neighborhood.”


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In U.S. National Guard veteran Sarah Wong’s film Echoes, “a female soldier commits the ultimate act of rebellion.”


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In U.S Army veteran Abbey Cayanan’s film Soldier’s Guilt, “a soldier looks back at the glory days of her Army career only to realize that it happened at the expense of her loved ones’ well-being.”


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U.S. Navy veteran Dee Wright’s film Don’t Wanna Talk depicts “a homeless female veteran who is reluctant to talk to a counselor about years of emotional, physical abuse and drug addiction as part of a treatment plan for housing.”


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U.S. Marine Corps veteran Mathew Suhr’s film Civies shows how “a young veteran's inaugural visit to the VA is his first trial in the transition back to civilian life.”


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U.S. Coast Guard veteran Robert Cole’s film Escape follows “an unyielding young boy who displays exceptional resilience by withstanding his abusive father and impoverished ghetto for unforeseen prosperity.”


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In U.S. Navy veteran Samori Diallo’s film Communication, “a guy obsessed with viewing erotic images of women online is confronted by his girlfriend and is forced to come to terms with how his obsession is impacting their relationship.”


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U.S. Army veteran Elmer Delacruz’s A Red White and Green Story is about “a foreign-born man who embraced the American way of living since his adolescence and found his challenges in dealing with the rowdy culture of the U.S. Military. He finally gave up conforming to rules and confronted fire to fire any personal aggression against him.”


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U.S. Army veteran Alice-Nicole Delp’s film Empty Promises documents “a U.S. Army veteran who experiences the effects of non-profit organizations promising help and not delivering. Instead she is left to find her own way, and evicted from her apartment.”


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