Emergent Films will release its much-anticipated documentary film Bringing the Fallen Home for Memorial Day Weekend. The film will be available on line at www.btfhdoc.com beginning Sunday night.
Bringing the Fallen Home is the story of America’s fallen warriors, their families, and those charged with the solemn responsibility of ensuring dignity and honor to the fallen and care and support to families of the fallen. The program gives a voice for family members to tell the story of their fallen loved ones, and recollect their experiences at Dover Air Force Base for the solemn dignified transfer of their loved one’s remains. More than 20 family members opened up their homes to the filmmakers and told their heartbreaking and heartwarming stories that remind all Americans of the great sacrifices made every day for America’s freedom.
The film was produced by Genesis Studios president Cliff Springs and Les Carroll, who served a four-month tour at the Air Force Mortuary at Dover AFB in 2010, and retired from the Air Force last year after a 28-year career that also included two deployments to Afghanistan.
Primary funding was provided by USAA with additional funds coming through the generosity of other companies and individuals.
Carroll will appear Sunday afternoon (May 25, 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.) on MSNBC with Craig Melvin to promote the release of the film. Diane Rawl of Lexington, South Carolina, whose son Ryan was killed in Afghanistan in 2012, will also appear on the show to talk about her involvement in the documentary.
Bringing the Fallen Home can be viewed free on-line for a special Memorial Day premiere, beginning Sunday night until midnight Monday. After that, it will be available for digital download or on DVD. The producers are also seeking national television distribution as well.