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Nelson Mandela

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Why do we make documentary films?

'When you see somebody on the screen in a documentary, you’re really engaged with a person going through real life experiences. So as you watch the film, you are, in effect, in the shoes of another individual. What a privilege to have that experience."

              —Albert Maysles (1926-2015)   

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Ivan Houston, One Tied Hand, Buffalo Soldiers
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Major General (Ret.)

Alfred A. Valenzuela 

Feature Documentary (42:41)
Produced by Dayle Hartnett, Ph.D.
Directed by Joe Hartnett
Reviewed by Major General (Ret.) Alfred A. Valenzuela

“This movie dramatically illuminates the legendary icon of World War One - General John J. “Black Jack” Pershing. It shows why the General has been honored for over a century as a visionary leader. The film recounts the adversity he suffered through and tells of the great love he had for his soldiers, especially the Black troops he led three times – the Buffalo Soldiers.  And the 500,000+ immigrants who joined the American Expeditionary Forces to fight for liberty in France. If there ever was a soldiers’ soldier, it had to be General Pershing. He was brilliant but he also had “Street Smarts.” I love that these young cadets are the ones telling his story, so that succeeding generations will know about his courage, dedication, and integrity.”'

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Stephanie Young Rosen

Feature Documentary (57:46)
Produced by Dayle Hartnett, Ph.D.
Directed by Joe Hartnett
Reviewed by Stephanie Young Rosen, Writer and Educator

“This is brilliant. Really brilliant.  I cried.  Several times!!  Thank you for capturing this piece of history before it is gone. You did a fantastic job of finding so many subjects to support why the Buffalo Soldiers are still important in Italy (and why they should be honored here in America!!!). Angelo's recollections of being 5 and seeing these "angels open their arms"...giving him chocolate for the first time had me in tears again. Ivan J. Houston is an amazing subject - and to even see how his ancestors fought in previous American wars!  He is so well spoken.  Loved the scenes of he and fellow Buffalo Soldier Andy Pollard in the diner.  Loved seeing him finally enter the gates of Lucca!  I cried seeing him finally appreciated for all he risked.  So impressed! Thanks for letting me see it.”

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Laurence Cooper

Short Documentary (10:55)
Produced by Joe Hartnett and David Hutchinson
Directed by Mark Jonathan Harris and Steve Albrezzi
Edited by Sam Derloshon
Reviewed by Laurence Cooper, M.D., Ph.D., Physician/Scientist

"Almost 20 years ago, I was approached by 3-time Oscar-winning director, Mark Jonathan Harris to be part of a documentary about a new immune-based therapy for glioblastoma that we were working on at the City of Hope. We were genetically modifying human T-cells outside the body and then reinfusing them to fight brain cancer. The film, A Delicate Balance holds up very well today. Gene therapy has come a long way. Two new RNA-based vaccines for the ongoing pandemic (Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna) are a type of gene therapy that works inside the body to activate the immune system to fight COVID-19."       

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