VA Veteran Makes Documentary Called ‘Once a Marine’
A central Virginia combat veteran is channeling his own experiences at war into a documentary – called "Once a Marine" - to help veterans feel they're not alone.
Stephen Canty says when he left the Marine Corps, he felt like he needed a purpose. He found his calling in filmmaking. He says veterans open up to him in interviews since he fought alongside them.
"I'm not making this for public consumption to a certain extent. I want people to watch it and understand, but it's not going to be glamorized, it's not going to be prettied up or dramatic," Canty said. "This is our story and it's being told by someone who understands it himself and I think that's important."
Canty says he plans on filming for three more months and traveling to get different perspectives. He is also planning to launch a Kickstarter this week.
Click here to watch the documentary's full trailer.
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