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One of seven Vanguard Gems—unique and exciting don’t miss movies from some of the festival’s most innovative artists.


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Holly Herrick, Sarasota Film Festival



“General Orders No. 9 speaks for itself. Perfectly orchestrated, there is no other film like this one. Beautiful, original, contemplative, stunning, resonant and the list could go on.”


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Rachel Morgan, Sidewalk Moving Picture festival



“visually rich and spiritually fulfilling”
George Heymont, Huffington Post

Persons spent more than 11 years collecting and editing images for General Orders No. 9. Bittersweet images of lost chapters in American history fill the screen as the film’s narrator intones, “You are not a witness to the ruin, you are the ruin to be witnessed.” At 72 minutes in length, General Orders No. 9 is such a visually rich and spiritually fulfilling documentary that viewers may find themselves wishing for more. Read article here