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Bruin Battalion Army ROTC Presents: HIGH GROUND Movie Screening
Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
Los Angeles, CA
A FUNDRAISER FOR THE BRUIN BATTALION STUDENT GROUP – TICKET PRICE WILL BE $10 AT THE DOOR
HIGH GROUND (http://highgroundmovie.com/)
(Michael Brown, 2012)
Event sponsored by CSUN Veterans Resource Center, University Student Union, CSUN Alumni Association and UCLA Army ROTC with Q&A with producer Don Hahn to follow the film!
ABOUT HIGH GROUND
HIGH GROUND is an honest and gripping portrayal of veterans returning from the longest
war in American history. Their poignant story unfolds in unexpected ways as the team makes
their way high into the Himalayan Mountains, through the villages of Nepal, over raging rivers
and up terrifying steep terrain risking everything for a chance at the summit.
HIGH GROUND allows veterans to tell their stories in their own way and in their own words,
revealing the emotional and mental scars sustained by those who have survived the horrors
of war. The mountain itself is a metaphor for one of the basic concepts to military action – the
high ground is the safest, most defensible place with the greatest perspective.
The film chronicles a showcase expedition called “Soldiers to the Summit” bringing together
war veterans with world recognized mountain climbers to demonstrate what could be
achieved by climbing a Himalayan giant – an unexpected step towards healing.
ABOUT DON HAHN, PRODUCER
Don Hahn produced “The Lion King” and the classic “Beauty and the Beast,” the first
animated film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. Hahn also served as associate
producer of “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.” His other credits include “The Hunchback of Notre
Dame,” the Disney nature films “Earth,” “Oceans,” and “African Cats” and the Oscar-
nominated animated short “The Little Matchgirl.” He recently directed the documentaries
“Waking Sleeping Beauty” and “Hand Held.” He is currently executive producer of Tim
Burton’s stop-motion animated film “Frankenweenie”, just released this month.
When & Where
Bruin Battalion Army Reserve Officer Training Corps
In accordance with the National Defense Act of 1920 and with the concurrence of The Regents of the University, a unit of the Army Senior Division Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) was established on the Los Angeles campus of the University in July 1920.
This voluntary training allows students to qualify for an officer's commission in the Army while completing their college education. The ROTC curricula are not considered academic majors, but ROTC courses may be taken as free electives and applied toward the total course requirements of a major. The ROTC program is also available through UCLA Extension.
Voluntary four-year programs for incoming freshmen, three-year programs for students who apply before the end of their freshman year and two-year programs for incoming transfer students or students who apply before the end of their sophomore year are offered. Both active duty and reserve duty opportunities are offered.