(United States, 2012, 82 minutes )
IFS is proud to present Honor Flight, a heartwarming documentary about how a Midwest community came together to honor four living World War II veterans. Members of what has come to be known as the Greatest Generation, these all-but-forgotten veterans are given an opportunity to go to Washington, D.C. to view memorials built in their honor. The film follows both the veterans and the volunteers as the project unfolds and chronicles how the trip deeply touched all who were involved. The veterans do not often talk about the war, but this experience brings the stories out, in some cases for the first time. This is the story of just one of many Honor Flights provided by Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization that has flown over 100,000 veterans to Washington, D.C. The film was created and produced by Dan Hayes (Director) and Clay Broga (Producer), whose Freethink Media production company is devoted to telling stories about freedom, human well-being, and achievement. Called “e normously moving” by the Los Angeles Times, Honor Flight was the winner of the Best of Festival Documentary at both the 2013 Richmond International and GI Film Festivals. It also holds the Guinness World Record for the largest film screening ever. Honor Flight is not to be missed. If you are interested in supporting this organization, please visit: www.honorflight.org The UNC International Film Series is pleased to announce that the film will be followed by a round table discussion with armed services veterans. Honor Flight is co-sponsored by UNC’s Veteran Services and will be FREE for students AND community members.