Enjoy for free: McCain Connected presenting two inspirational films May 7
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Manhattan physician Steve Short, left, who is featured in the film "Journey of a Front-line Warrior — A Conversation With Dr. Steven Short," which is being offered for free viewing online by Kansas State University's McCain Connected. | Download this photo.
MANHATTAN — Join Kansas State University's McCain Connected on Friday, May 7, for free online viewings of two inspirational films: "THIS IS ME — Letters From the Front Lines" and "Journey of a Front-line Warrior — A Conversation With Dr. Steven Short."
The online movies are free but an RSVP is required to get the link to watch them on your device. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a link. The videos will be streamed back to back starting at 7:30 p.m. May 7. If you can't watch at that time, the videos will be available from that time until midnight Monday, May 10.
The viewing will begin with Diavolo's "THIS IS ME – Letters From the Front Lines," a dance film that captures the resilience, determination and hope of the human spirit. It follows the paths of military veterans and first responders as they share what it means to be true warriors on the front lines — and fight the invisible enemy that all humanity is currently battling. The film features three COVID-19 first responders, four military veterans, and the Diavolo dancers. Also featured is one civilian, France Nguyen Vincent, a woman, a wife, a mother and a former company member of Nederlands Dans Theater.
The streaming of "THIS IS ME" will be followed by a brief online discussion with Todd Holmberg, McCain Auditorium director; Jacques Heim, the director of "THIS IS ME"; and retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Art DeGroat, executive director of the K-State Office of Military and Veterans Affairs.
The show will continue with “Journey of a Front-line Warrior — A Conversation with Dr. Steven Short." This local hero will take us on his journey of fear, bravery, duty, love and compassion as he answered the call to serve as a front-line physician in a Brooklyn hospital during the pandemic’s initial surge in New York in spring 2020.