Inspired by a true story, Day One depicts a new translator’s first day accompanying a U.S. Army unit as it searches for a local terrorist. As she quickly discovers, her job exposes brutal complexities lives hang in the balance.
Date: Saturday, February 20, 1:30PM
Location: Glicker-Milstein Theatre, Diana Center LL200
Q&A session to follow screening
By purchasing a ticket to the Shorts Program you may also attend the Gender & Short Films: Emerging Female Filmmakers and the Barriers Surrounding Their Careers panel following Shorts Program 1 on a first come first serve basis.
Henry Hughes grew up as an army brat who spent his childhood both in the U.S. and Europe. He studied film and literature and received his BS in Communications from Boston University. He spent the following five years as a paratrooper in the 173rd Airborne, conducting two combat tours in Afghanistan. His unit was featured in The Outpost by Jake Tapper, War by Sebastian Junger, and the Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo. He was honorably discharged from the army in 2011 as a captain. Henry was featured in ABC News’ Standing Up For Heroes with Bob Woodruff where he was paired with George Lucas as a part of American Corporate Partner’s National Mentoring Program. Henry recently earned a MFA in Directing at the American Film Institute, where he received the Gary Winick Scholarship. His work has played at Telluride Film Festival, AFI Fest, Mill Valley Film Festival, Seattle, and Cannes, among others. His thesis film, Day One, based on his own female interpreter, won two College Emmys for Best Drama and Best Directing, received the BAFTA Student Award, and won the Narrative Gold Medal at the Student Academy Awards.