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Libertas - 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Follow veterans’ advocate, CJ Machado as she trains with the WWII Airborne Demonstration Team to ultimately parachute into Normandy and document the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. Watch in awe as the legendary surviving heroes of the “Greatest Generation” recount their gut-wrenching experiences liberating Europe from the tyranny of Nazi Germany.

  • Mark Vizcarra
    Director
    Thud Pilots, Once Guilty, Now Innocent, Still Dead, Forgotten Hero, The Flying Greek
  • Mark Vizcarra
    Writer
    Thud Pilots, Once Guilty, Now Innocent, Still Dead, Forgotten Hero, The Flying Greek
  • CJ Machado
    Producer
    Forgotten Hero
  • Tom Rice
    Key Cast
    "Himself"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 17 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 9, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    France, United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Mark Vizcarra

An award-winning Director, Writer, and Producer, Mark Vizcarra entered the film industry after 29 years of service to the United States Navy. He spent nearly two decades flying the world's most sophisticated fighters accumulating over 2500 hours and landing aboard nine different aircraft carriers. Mark Vizcarra writes, produces and directs films using unique and complex skills he acquired as a career Officer, Navy fighter pilot, and film student. His training and experience bring a different perspective to creative filmmaking, especially in the historical genre.

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Director Statement

According to the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs, we are losing over three hundred veterans every day. The time will come when none will remain and only the memories of the "Greatest Generation" will be left to pass on to future generations. I formed Speed & Angels Productions for this very reason -- to make films honoring those who serve. Filming the story of D-Day directly from the heroes who were there 75 years ago was truly an honor and will forever memorialize their service in saving the world.