Thursday, August 25, 2011
Chicken & Egg Executive Produced Semper Fi: Always Faithful Comes to New York
Do you know what's in your drinking water? From 1957 until 1984, over 1 million people were exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, resulting in numerous illness and deaths. See the story of Marine Corps Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger as he searches for answers regarding the death of his nine-year-old daughter, and his efforts to hold the military accountable for their actions.
Semper Fi: Always Faithful premieres Friday, August 26th as part of IFC's DocuWeeks program. Filmmakers Rachel Libert and Tony Hardmon will answer questions in-person after the screenings on Sunday, August 28th at 7:40 PM, Monday, August 29th at 5:20 PM, and Wednesday, August 31st at 7:35 PM. Additional screening dates and times are listed below.
Semper Fi: Always Faithful tells the story of Marine Corps Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger, a devoted Marine for nearly twenty-five years. As a drill instructor he lived and breathed the “Corps” and was responsible for indoctrinating thousands of new recruits with its motto Semper Fidelis or “Always Faithful.” When Jerry’s nine-year old daughter Janey died of a rare type of leukemia, his world collapsed. As a grief-stricken father, he struggled for years to make sense of what happened. His search for answers led to the shocking discovery of a Marine Corps cover-up of one of the largest water contamination incidents in U.S. history.
This documentary follows Jerry’s mission to expose the Marine Corps and force them to live up to their motto to the thousands of soldiers and their families exposed to toxic chemicals. His fight reveals a grave injustice at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune and a looming environmental crisis at military sites across the country.
Semper Fi: Always Faithful Screening Dates & Times:
- Friday, Aug 26, 12:05 PM & 5:20 PM
- Saturday, Aug 27, 3:50 PM & 9:55 PM
- Sunday, Aug 28, 2:00 PM & 7:40 PM
- Monday, Aug 29, 12:05 PM & 5:20 PM
- Tuesday, Aug 30, 3:45 PM & 9:55 PM
- Wednesday, Aug 31, 2:00 PM & 7:35 PM
- Thursday, Sept 1, 12:05 PM & 5:20 PM
For more information or purchase tickets, check out IFC's website.