On Saturday, Nov. 3rd at 3pm, the Sheldon Jackson Museum will host a screening of the film Hunting in Wartime. The screening will include an online live Q&A with producer and director of the film, Samantha Farinella after the showing. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum and is free.
Hunting in Wartime profiles the incredible stories of Tlingit Native Americans from the village of Hoonah, Alaska who served in the Vietnam War. Their stories expose on a very personal level the human experience of war and its lasting effects on veterans as well as their communities. Many vets succumbed to the horrors of alcoholism, PTSD and suicide; while some were able to climb back out to lead the next generation back to their Tlingit heritage.
There are many films out today that profile veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hunting in Wartime has the long-range perspective of how a soldier’s life was affected long after the war ended, giving us a glimpse into what present-day soldiers may confront in the future.