CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — October 11, 2016
Paladin Pictures’ EMMY® nominated film, By War & By God, was awarded Best Of Show at the Docs Without Borders Film Festival.
The documentary, directed by Kent C. Williamson, tells the powerful story of a group of Vietnam veterans who return to that beautiful country to find reconciliation and healing from the hell of war. Their new mission: to love and serve the Vietnamese people by providing healthcare to those who need it most. Docs Without Borders Film Festival Founder, Sharon Carpenter-Rose said, By War & By God “is the ultimate example of human beings giving a heartwarming ending to a heartbreaking event.” By War & By God also won the Human Spirit Award, Best Direction (Kent C. Williamson), Best Editing (James Burgess), and Viewer Impact Awards for Content, Message Delivery, and Research.
The Docs Without Borders Film Festival features documentaries and docudramas from around the globe that focus on social issues, the environment, wildlife, and human spirit stories. The winners of each festival are given the opportunity to broaden their audience through connecting with new distribution companies. This year’s festival had over one hundred entries from twenty-two countries, including Switzerland, Croatia, Cambodia, Brazil, Australia, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
The group Vets With A Mission, founded in 1989, has taken over 1300 Vietnam war veterans back to Vietnam as part of their ministry of reconciliation. “What an honor it’s been to help tell the story of Vets With A Mission.” said the film’s director, Kent C. Williamson. “These heroes don’t do this work for their own glory. They do it out of love, compassion and mercy; and it springs from their faith.” To learn more about Vets With A Mission please click to VetsWithAMission.org. To learn more about By War & By God, click to PaladinPictures.com.
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