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Episode 23: Getting Feedback

Getting any kind of feedback is hard. If the feedback is only positive, you worry that they're just trying to make you feel good and not being authentic. But it's also really difficult to receive negative feedback! In this episode, podcast host Josh Lindsey and director Christian Taylor talk about about how the Chicago focus group screening went and how real-world feedback has influenced the development of the film. Subscribe to the Documentary First podcast at your favorite podcast distribution network: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Music, RadioPublic, or Spotify! ...
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WE NEED $20,000 IN AUGUST TO COVER EDITING,
SCORE REVISIONS, AND SOUND DESIGN.

We’re in the final stretch! The film has been shot. Veterans and civilians alike have been interviewed and the rough cut has been completed. We have screened the rough cut to focus groups in the United States and France and are ready to do the final edit.

Can you help us meet this goal?

Help Us Finish the Film.

No matter the amount, you can partner with us to bring this inspiring story to life.

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Danièle Patrix wearing her iconic American flag dress

An Untold Love Story of Two Nations Uncovered From The Ruins of WWII

This is not your conventional love story, but a love story nonetheless, one that has lasted for over 70 years between a city that had lived under oppressive occupation and a nation that came to rescue them.

In the first chapter of this documentary series, we follow the German occupation of Normandy and the liberation of the French people, told through stories of the French who lived through this turbulent time and still speak of a love affair that bonds generations of Free French to their American liberators to this day.

One little girl’s story exemplifies how the French saw – and still remember – the bravery and heroism of the American GIs and demonstrates why the United States has always taken part in protecting and liberating any who are oppressed. Her name is Dany Patrix, The Girl Who Wore Freedom, and she is the thread that weaves us throughout this story.

Why must this story be told? Almost as tragic as the lives lost to pay for this freedom is the collective memory loss in the United States about those memories. The people of Normandy still remember and appreciate to this day the sacrifices that were made, and celebrate these memories annually. As we have seen, when Americans experience this love, they are touched by it.

This should not fade into a one-sided love story. We cannot let the stories of the grateful French citizens fade silently into history.