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Advancing the Line for Veterans – Speaker Series
February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Zack A Knight in a monthly meet-up the second Tuesday of each month at the Buckhead Club. We feature veterans of the local community that are making an impact as we all come together in one place to build community and business!
Expect insightful discussions and guest speakers, creating a supportive atmosphere for both seasoned Veterans and newcomers.
This month we join Filmmaker, Michael Barder. Who is currently working on a biopic film about Sgt Rafael Peralta. Sgt Peralta was nominated for the Medal of Honor based upon the eye witness statement of the five Marines whose lives he saved. In a highly controversial move, the Secretary of Defense downgraded the award to the Navy Cross. Efforts continue by those whose lives he saved, as well as many other Marines, to see Rafael Peralta ultimately awarded the Medal of Honor for this action.
Michael is an award-winning writer, director and cinematographer. His most recent feature film is the historic film 1521 starring Danny Trejo and Bea Alonzo. 1521 will be released in June 2024. Michael wrote and directed Flight 704 starring Eric Roberts, which he also produced. The film is entering the festival circuit in 2024. Michael wrote and directed the award-winning short film The Drive and has filmed numerous corporate branding productions for clients including Tiffany & Co., Curia Global, New York Times, and Tandem Diabetes Care.
Save the date to be part of this community-driven initiative, where we honor the past, celebrate the present, and shape a brighter future for Veterans.