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World Premiere

Over 200 aircrafts were shot down over the island of Palau in the South Pacific during World War II. In the early 1990s, Dr. Pat Scannon went to Palau to help a dive team locate a Japanese trawler sunk on a mission by future President George H.W. Bush during the war. With a successful discovery, the trip gave Scannon the vision to create Project Recover, an organization with a mission to bring home missing-in-action World War II veterans.

This powerful documentary follows Scannon and a team of professionals, volunteers and other veterans searching for those left behind in forgotten battles. Led by scientific data and personal accounts of war, the team’s perseverance has provided recognition and closure for families over three decades. AFI FEST is honored to host the world premiere of this remarkable documentary to celebrate all U.S. veterans on November 11. –Sarah Harris

Chris Woods began working as a documentary cameraman in 1978 and has directed and photographed over 500 commercial campaigns for clients General Motors, the U.S. Army and many more. Woods has also led the second unit direction and cinematography on several major motion pictures including FORREST GUMP and ELF.

Karol Martesko-Fenster


Country: USA

Year: 2021

Director: Chris Woods

Screenwriter: Mark Monroe

Producers: Dan Friedkin, Ed Shipley

Executive Producers: Adam Zimmer, Gino Falsetto

Director of Photography: Chris Woods

Editor: Scott Hanson

Music: Joseph Trapanese

Cast/Featuring: Project Recover Team

Running Time (minutes): 81

Language: English