With Q&A session with Mark Pedri and Carrie McCarthy
Director: Mark Pedri
Producer: Carrie McCarthy
"The showing of ‘Dear Sirs’ is more than just an opportunity to gather and watch a film,” said LDVA Secretary Joey Strickland, COL (USA Retired).
The film immerses viewers into the story of a soldier, captured by the German army in France during the Battle of Metz, and shows his journey as he was transported to a number of prison camps across Germany. Our goal is that after viewing the film, family members will begin their own journey chronicling their loved ones military service.
During the reception, in the main lobby, guests will have an opportunity to speak to representatives from the LSU Library’s T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History and the Louisiana State Archives, as well as staff from the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs. LSU staff will be able to discuss their partnership with LDVA and the Library of Congress to memorialize veterans’ stories through oral history. Archives staff will be on hand to educate guests about how to properly handle and preserve artifacts such as documents and textiles.
In the theatre’s foyer, guests can view a military-themed display from the Louisiana State Archives including several World War I propaganda posters. Upstairs in the gallery, there will be refreshments along with an exhibit by the Archives showcasing Louisiana veterans including original documents, uniforms and other memorabilia.
All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to attend performances. Please carefully consider whether a performance is appropriate for children before planning to attend.