This hour-length documentary takes a close look at the options young Latinos face upon graduating high school and the pros and cons of enlistment in the United States Armed Forces. The piece won a Peabody Award for NBC/Universal in 2007.

This excerpt posted to Vimeo, chronicles the experiences of a 21-year-old Mexican-born vet from East Los Angeles, Diego Sosa, who retired from active duty in the Marine Corps following a severe leg injury. The full-length piece explores his story in light of military recruitment on high school campuses, boot camp training and what officials are saying in the halls of the Pentagon about America’s fastest-growing demographic.

To see the entire show, follow these links:

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Producer/Director: Alison Fast
Camera: Alison Fast
Editors: Tyler Hubby, Alison Fast
Copyright: Mun2 (NBC/Universal)


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