New American Soldier

Shorts in Competition: Documentary

New York Premiere

USA | 24 MINUTES | English, Cantonese, Spanish |

NEW AMERICAN SOLDIER

Documentary

Today there are more than 70,000 immigrants serving in the military. Roughly half of them are not yet citizens. New American Soldier follows three immigrant soldiers through the ups and downs of training and deployment as they take steps towards achieving US citizenship, giving us a better understanding of the people who are fighting this war, and what it means to be American.


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Emma Cott, Anna Belle Peevey, Emma Cott, and Anna Belle Peevey

Emma Cott has worked on documentaries for PBS and NBC News. She is currently working on a PBS documentary about a public hospital in Oakland, California. Anna Belle Peevey has worked as a print reporter, radio producer, and television anchor. She has produced stories for Al Jazeera English and public television.
Directors
Emma Cott, Anna Belle Peevey
Producers
Emma Cott, Anna Belle Peevey
Graphics
David Casper
Additional Camera
María Jose Calderón
Primary Cast
Seth Donkor, Clarissa Calderón, Terry Spearman, María Gaspar, María Gaspar
Narrator
Mark Gorney
Composer
Roy Baril
Advisors
Jon Else, Debbie Hoffman