"Hell and Back Again" Filmmaker Danfung Dennis Reacts to Oscar Nomination

By Steve Goldbloom, reporting for PBS and BTB at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival
Posted on January 24, 2012

Danfung Dennis woke up this morning in Park City as an Academy Award nominated filmmaker for his documentary Hell and Back Again. The film weaves together two overlapping narratives of a Marine at war on the front and in recovery at home. BTB caught up with the filmmaker earlier today on Main St at the Sundance Film Festival.

Hell and Back Again will air on May 24 on Independent Lens.

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