(Dubois, W.Y.) – The National Military Vehicle Museum in Dubois, Wyoming, will host screenings of the award-winning, Wyoming-produced film “Dear Sirs” on Saturday, August 6.
“Dear Sirs” tells the story of Wyoming filmmaker Mark Pedri, who traces his grandfather Silvio’s journey through World War II as a prisoner of war.
It was only after Silvio’s death that Mark found an archive of old photos, letters and documents detailing Silvio’s journey as a POW during World War II. The discovery inspired Mark to cycle over 500 miles across Europe, following the original POW transport routes, to tell his grandfather’s story and better understand the man behind him. helped raise him.
Screenings of the film will take place at the Museum at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. with a special filmmaker Q&A at 3:30 p.m. There will be no additional cost to view the film or participate in the discussion that will follow. Guests who also wish to visit the museum will be subject to normal admission fees. Veterans and active duty military are still admitted free. WyomingPBS and Wyoming Humanities are supporting the film’s Wyoming Screening Tour, and a trailer for “Dear Sirs” can be seen on the film’s website dearsirsfilm.com.
The National Museum of Military Vehicles is a military history museum located 80 miles east of Jackson Hole and Yellowstone. The museum’s main building opened in August 2020 and highlights the American experience during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.