1 full-length feature film
In the middle of the 20th Century, a war engulfed the world. It claimed lives, brought out the greatest endurance and strength of many, began future movements, and shaped hearts and minds.
For Americans, the stories of this time were born under the emblem of a nation. A 48-star flag.
After more than 5 years of filming, 48 interviews, and 50,000 miles of travel, we've gathered a library of stories that explore the WWII era through the eyes of those who lived it: veterans, civilians, participants, resisters. From deadly combat to revolutionary inspiration, 48 STARS finds the unexpected revelation, the poignant moment – penetrating to the heart of each human story.
From these remarkable conversations, we patch together a vivid quilt of memories and experiences through the medium of film to preserve an integral piece of history. The rapidly vanishing WWII generation is a storehouse of invaluable information. Therefore, this film is for those of all ages who want to understand and learn from history in the most reliable way - through eye witness accounts.