WBEZ | Ned Farr http://www.wbez.org/tags/ned-farr Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Film shows human side of 'don’t ask, don’t tell' debate http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/film-shows-human-side-don%E2%80%99t-ask-don%E2%80%99t-tell-debate <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/marine story movie resize.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Last week&rsquo;s election results cast doubt on what once seemed close to a mission accomplished: The repeal of &quot;don&rsquo;t ask, don&rsquo;t tell.&quot;<br /><br />The military policy bans gay soldiers from serving openly. Since taking office, President Obama has repeatedly called for its repeal but under a new Congress that&rsquo;s unlikely to happen anytime soon.</p><p>A new film attempts to take the debate over &quot;don&rsquo;t ask, don&rsquo;t tell.&quot; out of the political arena and into everyday life. &quot;<a href="http://www.amarinestorymovie.com/#" target="_blank">A Marine Story</a>&quot; follows Alexandra Everett as she returns home after being discharged under the policy.</p><p>The film screens tonight as part of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.reelingfilmfestival.org/">Reeling: The Chicago Lesbian &amp; Gay International Film Festival</a>. The protagonist is played by <a target="_blank" href="http://www.dreyaweber.com/bio.html">Dreya Weber</a>. She and her husband, the film&rsquo;s director, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nedfarr.com/">Ned Farr</a>, joined Eight Forty-Eight to discuss the film and its commentary on the controversial policy.</p></p> Tue, 09 Nov 2010 15:19:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/film-shows-human-side-don%E2%80%99t-ask-don%E2%80%99t-tell-debate