Founded in 2011 by Dr. Daniel Bernardi, an Iraq War Veteran (2009-10) and cinema scholar, Veteran Documentary Corps (VDC) is a research and service center at San Francisco State University.
Daniel Bernardi is a critical race studies scholar and documentary filmmaker. Many of his feature-length and short films address the diversity of the veteran community in relation to U.S. culture and politics, and are widely distributed. His is currently working on a film on the legal sex trade industry in Christchurch, New Zealand. His research explores the representation and narration of whiteness in film, television and popular culture. He is currently working on a book the blends semiotics and cultural studies, titled Signs of Aliens. Bernardi is the founder and president of El Dorado Films LLC, a social justice film production and distribution company specializing in short series and features.
Best Short documentary (Academy Award Qualifier)
Guy Hircefeld, a guy with a Camera
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
San Francisco
2019
College
UCLA
PhD – Film and Television
19911995
College
University of Arizona
M.A. – Media Arts
19891991
College
University of Arizona
B.A. – Radio-TV
19841988
Birth Date
June 16, 1964
Birth City
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Current City
El Dorado Hills, California
Hometown
Tucson, Arizona
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Latino
Married To
Helen Na.
Children
3 (Sojin, Suhnny and Sondro)
Commander, United States Navy Reserve – Managed Combat Camera, Iraq War, 2009-10
“I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet”
Founded in 2011 by Dr. Daniel Bernardi, an Iraq War Veteran (2009-10) and cinema scholar, Veteran Documentary Corps (VDC) is a research and service center at San Francisco State University.