A coalition of Columbus cultural institutions have joined forces to host a free virtual screening in the “National Veterans Film Festival Presents Series,” on September 17-26, 2021. The 10-day event connects Americans through Veterans’ voices and stories by celebrating the contributions and resiliency of our nation’s Veterans.
The film, “Modern Warrior LIVE” (MWL), is a performance narrated by co-creator Staff Sergeant Jaymes Poling, who spent three years in Afghanistan as an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division. This autobiographical production details Poling’s time in the military and his subsequent transition back home through spoken word and music. The film was shot during the pandemic in 2020 and is powered with dynamic performances by Cleveland-born (MWL creator) and internationally acclaimed musician, Dominick Farinacci, along with a renowned cast of artists. It features an appearance by Vietnam Veteran and celebrated news anchor, Leon Bibb.
A taped panel discussion will follow the screening of “Modern Warrior Live,” and VA resources will be provided.