Work in Progress: Semper Fi: Always Faithful
Sundance Institute presents a Work-In-Progress Screening of the documentary Semper Fi: Always Faithful. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger was a devoted Marine for nearly twenty-five years, indoctrinating thousands of new recruits in his role as drill instructor. When Jerry’s nine-year-old daughter dies of a rare type of leukemia, the grief-stricken father struggles to make sense of what happened. In his search for answers he discovers a Marine Corps cover-up of one of the largest water contamination incidents in U.S. history.
A Q&A with filmmakers Rachel Libert and Tony Hardmon will follow the screening. (2011, 75 min. Dirs. Rachel Libert and Tony Hardmon)
Public programs are made possible by Hammer Members and the generosity of Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.