The Veteran Documentary Corps Channel lets you, the viewer, watch the documentaries and experimental films you want when and how you want them. Like any other streaming service, subscribers can decide which documentaries they want to see based on a variety of categories, such as: genre, theme, or director. Get the story of Noble Sissle, the famous singer and Harlem Hell Fighter that introduced ragtime to France. Learn about the women who are serving the nation in combat. Study the human cost of war, and feel the grit that people bring to military service. Award-winning series, shorts, and feature films will all be at your fingertips, providing you with the provocative films that will entertain as much as challenge. Also, a membership with the VDC provides first look access to projects in development and informative micro-series through our social media channels.
This series tells the story of the heroic accomplishments of women warriors in the U.S. military. Subjects include a Civil War spy, a nurse "killed in action" near the trenches of WWI, a young Sailor quietly proving women can succeed at sea, overcoming PTSD after a tour in Iraq, and an Iraq War nurse that served Americans and Iraqis alike.
Performed by Constance Smith, Pauline Cushman-Fryer tells us how she became a Union Spy, got caught and was almost hanged, why Abraham Lincoln granted her the rank of Major, and how she died lonely in San Francisco from an overdose of opium.
Bravery, compassion and the will to save lives motivated the young Nurse Helen Fairchild to leave home in Pennsylvania and embark on a journey to Europe, where she served as a surgical nurse during World War I before dying on the front lines.
Tiffany McKinley dismisses the stereotype of a single female personality in the military. For Tiffany, her interest in the Navy was activated by the spread of patriotism after 9/11. In the Navy, she manned the control centers of deployed ships.
Julie Mendez served in the Iraq War. Finding herself on convoys engaging insurgents, she came to question the reason why so many Iraqi found the Americans as invaders rather than liberators. She turned to art to recover from her experiences.