Leaders with Ginni Thomas: Filmmaker Steven C. Barber

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Steven C. Barber of Vanilla Fire Productions is a documentary filmmaker who focuses on telling compelling stories inspired by America’s military.

His latest film, “Until They Are Home,” is narrated by Kelsey Grammar and tells the story of the search for and recovery of remains of missing U.S. Marines from 1943’s Battle of Tarawa. The Marines’ remains were found around the Japanese island from which the battle gets its name. The story ultimately reveals the dignity and professionalism shown by today’s Marines in recovering the remains of their brethren who died fighting to defend America’s freedom in a battle long ago.

The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas recently talked with Barber about his new film, what surprises him about American culture, the politics of Hollywood and much more.

With the help of Wisconsin Democratic Rep. Ron Kind, Barber has booked the U.S. Capital Visitors Center theater for a Sept. 19 showing of his new film.

Click on the links below to fast-forward to each question:

Tell us why you are telling the story behind “Until They Are Home”?

What does this film mean to the families of these soldiers?

What surprises you most about American culture?

What is the hardest part of making films like this?

How would you compare Hollywood to Washington?

Explain the politics of Hollywood

Does Hollywood share blame for the coarsening of our culture?

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