Military Channel To Showcase G.I. Film Festival Content


Military Channel will join forces with the G.I. Film Festival to present weekend blocks series of award-winning documentary and narrative military-based films throughout the month of November.

The films will run from 9 to 11 p.m. Fridays-Sundays throughout the month on the Discovery Communications-owned network beginning Nov. 12 -- the day after Veteran's Day, according to network officials.

"We are proud to provide our filmmakers with a national audience on one of the nation's most respected television networks," said G.I. Film Festival co-founders Brandon Millett and Laura Law-Millett in a statement. "We know Military Channel viewers will be touched and inspired by this programming. And we hope that, through our films, they gain a greater sense of appreciation for our nation's men and women in uniform."

Content scheduled to air during the first weekend include Shakey's Hill, a documentary which recounts the events leading to the successful 1970's U.S. military mission in Cambodia; The Surge: The Untold Story, which looks into the real story of the troop surge in Iraq; and L-Bird: The Little Plane That Did, which profiles the L-Bird aircrafts used in World War II.

"The diverse lineup of the G.I. Film Festival is a natural fit for Military Channel, which prides itself on highlighting the full spectrum of human drama, courage and patriotism intrinsic to the armed forces," said Henry Schleiff, president and general manager of Military Channel in a statement. "By providing the G.I. Film Festival a national platform, Military Channel invites its viewers to explore these beautifully produced films that resonate with the creative passion of each independent filmmaker."