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SEMPER FI: ALWAYS FAITHFUL + Director Q&A

UK Premiere
Dir: Rachel Libert & Tony Hardmon
United States / 2011 / 76mins

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Date: Thu 8 March, 2012
Time: 19:00
Price: SOLD OUT
There are currently no screenings of this film.

When a patriotic US veteran Marine turns on the institution he served for 25 years, something is very wrong. A riveting David v Goliath story that exposes a shocking cover-up by the Marine Corps. According to the band of activist Marines in Semper Fi, the corps that they staked so much of their lives on let untold thousands of Marines and their families drink water polluted with solvents and other harmful chemicals for decades. Their estimates suggest that up to a million people could have been exposed to poisonous carcinogens.

A rock-solid veteran of nearly a quarter-century spent training new Marine recruits, Jerry Ensminger lost his nine-year-old daughter to a little-seen kind of leukaemia in the early 1980s. When the pollution at his former military base Camp Lejeune was first reported in 1997, his fight began.

Followed by a Satellite Q&A with the film's directors Rachel Libert and Tony Hardmon.

"For profiles in pure courage, it doesn't get more sobering than Semper Fi" – The Washington Post

Best Editing: Tribeca Film Festival 2011