October 5, First Public Preview of Documentary "Black Hawk Down: The Untold Story"
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October 5, First Public Preview of Documentary "Black Hawk Down: The Untold Story"

Published: October 08, 2018

The Social Science Department at Jefferson Community College (JCC) will host the first public preview of documentary “Black Hawk Down: The Untold Story” on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. and again at 5:00 p.m. A panel discussion will immediately follow each preview. Members of the panel include veterans of the Battle of Mogadishu that took place in October 1993, twenty-five years ago.

Directed by retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Randall Larsen, “Black Hawn Down: The Untold Story” brings to light the role of Task Force 2-14 of the 10th Mountain Division in the Battle of Mogadishu. Using never before seen photos, battle footage, and several dozen interviews with veterans of the battle, the documentary portrays the mission of Task Force 2-14 to rescue 99 soldiers who were surrounded by more than 1,000 well-armed hostile forces in Mogadishu, Somalia.   The documentary film is based on numerous written accounts from participants, command post logs, official after-action reports, and interviews with more than 30 soldiers.

The public is welcome to attend either preview. Content is not suitable for youth under the age of 14.

For more information about the preview of “Black Hawk Down: The Untold Story” at JCC, please contact the JCC social science department at (315) 786-2278.