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Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn? (Repeat 1)

Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn?

Lt. Wes Van Dorn, a 29-year-old US Naval Academy graduate and married father of two young boys, died when the helicopter he was piloting crashed off the coast of Virginia during a training exercise. Motivated by her grief, his wife sought an explanation for the cause of the disaster. Her efforts spurred an investigation that uncovered a long history of negligence and institutional failings around the 53E helicopter—the model Van Dorn was piloting when he was killed, and the deadliest aircraft in the US military.

Press & Awards:

Overall Audience Award – RiverRun Int’l Film Festival

Best Documentary – Columbus Int’l Film & Animation Festival

“Every concerned citizen and every member of Congress should see this film. Lives depend on it.” – The Nation

a “riveting documentary” – San Francisco Chronicle

“an outrage inducing… blistering exposé” – Mercury News

“A searing indictment of the Pentagon’s business-as-usual attitude that too often lurks behind the deaths of the young men and women wearing their nation’s military uniforms.” – Project On Government Oversight

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Date: Wednesday, 1st May
8:15 pm
Cost: $16
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