Congratulations to la hermana and all around badass Laura Varela of Varela FilmXica Media and her team with the upcoming film American Sons for being awarded the 2019 Latino Public Broadcasting funding!

THANK YOU for documenting and sharing the stories of our people!

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About the film:

American Sons focuses on the life and death of San Antonio-born Corporal Jorge “JV” Villareal, Jr. and the men from India Battery, 1st Battalion, 11th Marines, who served, fought and died with him in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan on October 17, 2010. Through verité, interviews, reenactments and recovered footage JV shot himself, this film explores what these men endured during those years and how they are living a decade after the heroic act that claimed his life.
For these men, life continues to be a war as they fight to adapt to civilian life in the country they fought so hard for. Though much has happened, they are still fighting these battles the same way — together.

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