‘9 Scripts from a Nation at War’, 2007
‘Script: Veteran: I am thinking I should put on my uniform.’
Running Time: 40 mins
Two veterans recently returned to the U.S. from their deployment in Iraq each give a speech based on their previously recorded interviews. They speak about their training and routines, their experiences, and their return and reintroduction to civilian life. Each veteran revises and edits their interview transcript into a short public speech that they deliver in uniform in an empty auditorium.
Veterans: Corporal José Omar Portilla, United States Marine Corps (Retired), Specialist Mickiela Montoya, United States Army National Guard