"LETTERS HOME TO HERO STREET" Directed by Kelly Rundle (25 min)
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"Letters Home to Hero Street" tells a personal and unforgettable story of war through letters written by the son of Mexican immigrants. It is a historical documentary that unfolds like a narrative film.
A personal story of war and remembrance is told through the letters that Frank Sandoval, the son of Mexican immigrants, sent home to his family in Silvis, Illinois.
Frank becomes one of eight veterans of WWII and the Korean War killed in combat from the same block-and-a-half long street, more than any other street in America.
In 1969 the street was renamed Hero Street. Many of the props used in the film belonged to Frank and the Sandoval family. "Letters Home to Hero Street" recently received an Emmy nomination.