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Veterans Honored with Telly Award-Winning Documentary about WWII
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 29, 2012 – High Point University is honoring veterans by showing the Telly Award-winning documentary, “The High Price for Victory” at 2 p.m. on Nov. 11 in the Extraordinaire Cinema. The event is free and open to the public.
The film is directed and co-produced by HPU student Ross Weathersbee’s parents Louis and Amy Asbury. Following the film, the Asburys will engage in a Q&A with the audience.
In addition to a Telly Award, the documentary won Audience Choice Award at Real to Reel International Film Festival this year. It is a personal and searing testament to the men and women who fought in World War II. With interviews of veterans and actual images and film from the war, the feelings, insights and memories achieve a personal edge rarely seen on this subject. The documentary creates a new experience for the viewer, as seen through the veterans’ own eyes.
“We desire to get the film into the educational system so that this generation of young people can truly understand the sacrifice of our WWII veterans through their own personal stories,” says Amy Asbury.
“Veterans Day is always a special day at HPU and we are excited to show a documentary, something different than what we normally do,” says Hillary Kokajko, director of student activities and campus engagement. “I’m beyond grateful for those who have served our country, especially because my father is a Vietnam Veteran, so we should remember to thank them regularly, not just on this day.”
Parking for the public is available in front of Norcross Graduate School.