Narrated by Mickey Rooney, Personal Stories of Recent Vets
Suggest War Never Changes

August 21, 2015 — St. George, UTDOCUTAH™ International Documentary Film Festival today announced that it has included its first 3D offering in the Festival. “Soldiers’ Stories pairs WWI’s 3D images with recent veterans’ lives, with narration by Mickey Rooney and voiceover from recent American vets whose personal stories suggest that war never changes for those in the middle of it.” According to a review in Deadline, “The 30-minute film pairs century-old stereoscopic photos taken in the trenches by World War 1 soldiers with narration by Mickey Rooney and voiceover from recent American vets [describing] loneliness, loss, intense camaraderie, bad food, bad weather, the adrenaline rush of combat.”

“Although the stories which veterans tell always tug at our hearts and inspire our admiration for their courage, this film, which combines images from long ago with stories as recent as our current wars, brings a true understanding of the common experience of the soldier,” said Phil Tuckett, Artistic Director for DOCUTAH, associate professor at Dixie State University and the Director of DSU Films. “This is a remarkable addition to the 2015 Festival.”

Soldiers’ Stories will be screened on September 9 at 7:00pm at the Megaplex Pineview 10, and September 10 at 7:00pm at the Megaplex Sunset 8.

The 2015 DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival is held at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah. The 2015 Festival, which kicks off on September 7 with a special inaugural gala at the newly renovated Electric Theater in Saint George, runs from September 8-12 and includes filmmaker chats, seminars and gala events, all within the beautiful scenery of Southern Utah’s red rock country.


DOCUTAH’s mission is to inspire a global connection through independent documentary films and intellectual discussions. DOCUTAH strives to enhance the education of independent filmmakers, aspiring film students, citizens of the world and the Community. DOCUTAH is one of the few university-sponsored film festivals in the United States. It is an International pure documentary film festival. As part of Dixie State University’s academic component, DOCUTAH also offers master class seminars and filmmaker panels where student, amateur and professional filmmakers can discuss and advance their skills in the art of filmmaking.