Nightfighters

DVD Release: December 1, 1995
Nightfighters
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Synopsis

Nightfighters tells the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of elite black pilots who distinguished themselves during numerous WWII combat missions, despite the segregation and racism that existed in the U.S. Military at the time.

Dove Review

This DVD will prove to be an inspiration for many viewers, those who enjoy stories of underdogs who prevail despite hardship and, in this case, racism. This terrific documentary chronicles the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, and how they flew during World War II, watching the backs of the bombers. They flew in Italy and proved to be more than worthy of their reputation.

Many people were surprised to learn they were African Americans and, according to those who knew, the best Airmen around. The DVD features interviews with some of the Tuskegee Airmen. Due to a couple of utterances of language, we are recommending this DVD for ages twelve and above but it definitely has earned our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal. It is a story that needs to be heard and viewed.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: B-1; D-2; Ni*ger-4
Violence: A few archive scenes of planes being bombed and dropping.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Some comments that there were people at the time who considered the blacks to be an inferior race and believed they had smaller brains; segregation issues; a "white honky" joke; it's said a man refused to sleep in the beds the blacks had occupied until it got cold outside.

Info

Company: Xenon Entertainment
Director: Stephen Housden
Producer: Stephen Housden
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 52 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter