Film producer Mary Beth Minnis wants to ensure young professionals understand the reality and relationship between foreign policy decisions and history. Join YPFP as we explore this relationship and view Minnis' film.
Minnis tells Army Ranger Jeff Struecker's story to help educate the next generation about our country's history, foster gratitude for our servicemen and women and inspire people to consider issues of faith.
This film screening will last about 30 min followed by a Q&A session and discussion moderated by Daniel Katz.
Return to Mogadishu: Remembering Black Hawk Down has screened at Baylor University, University of Iowa, Rutgers University (Division of Global Affairs), and Texas Tech University (Student Activities Board). It has also been screened in private theaters and homes including: the SoHo House NYC to benefit the Fisher House Foundation, and in Rome, Bari, Mudugno, and Florence, Italy. In July, 2014 Minnis spoke about the film at the 2014 Nexus Global Youth Summit at the United Nations. Most recently Minnis' film screened at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in early celebration of Veterans Day.
Return to Mogadishu has been featured on ABC This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Fox & Friends, BBC News, Al Jazeera, CCTV (Chinese TV Station), the Huffington Post, and Yahoo.
- Overview of the Battle of Mogadishu and Political-Military Context
- Scenes from the movie “Black Hawk Down” which feature Jeff Struecker
- Return to Mogadishu: Remembering Black Hawk Down
- Q&A with the Film Producer
- Moderated Discussion with the Audience
Moderator: Daniel Katz, the Chair of the Foreign Policy Defense Discussion Group at YPFP. He currently works as a defense analyst with Aviation Week and previously held several positions in the U.S. Department of Defense. He served as a Special Forces soldier in the U.S. Army and as a civilian in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He is the author of The Aviation Week Guide to Combat Aircraft and the editor of the Global Military Aircraft Programs Intelligence Report.
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