The stark phrase 'Missing In Action' leaves the human spirit room for hope, doubt and question. While it seems that Dr. Scannon's work is in a far remote piece of the world, the real ... See full summary »
The stark phrase 'Missing In Action' leaves the human spirit room for hope, doubt and question. While it seems that Dr. Scannon's work is in a far remote piece of the world, the real adventure and spirit is in bringing answers to the families of those missing all these years. Written by
There isn't much to add to the other reviews, they've covered exactly how I feel, but it impacted me enough that I needed to take the time to submit my own. What Dr. Scannon and all those who work with him are doing is one of the finest acts of human kindness anyone has the ability to offer. If a viewer can watch this and not be absolutely stunned by what most would call incredible sacrifice for complete strangers (but what they call saying "thank you"), I'd want to check your pulse. I have many ancestors who fought in American wars all the way back through the Revolutionary War and to my knowledge, they all made it home. When you see something like this you realize with deep humility and gratitude what an incredible blessing that is. I can only imagine what it means to the families to know what happened to their loved ones. Watching the families who were interviewed gives a small glimpse of their heartache as well as the uncertainty they've carried for a lifetime, and the way not knowing has affected their lives in so many different ways. The film is a well made, heartwarming and bittersweet documentary for anyone interested in WWII, unsolved mysteries, history in general, or random acts of kindness. It helps to restore faith in humanity. God bless Dr. Scannon and everyone affiliated with this project. No better way to spend an hour.
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