Amidst the horrors and indignities of Jim Crow America, one million African Americans served their country to protect democracy abroad and expand it at home during World War II. The new documentary tells the story of a unit struggling to succeed in battle, proving their full-citizenship when their lives seemed to matter less. "Serving for Justice: The Story of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion" is a story of fortitude, brotherhood, and faith in America's ideals.
The film's award-winning director and writer, Robert Child, has produced nine U.S. military history films - all of which focus on the untold stories of heroism by soldiers who have never been recognized in American History, and in many cases, by the United States Government. This film was created by Robert Child and produced by Ebony Doughboys Productions, Inc., to honor these men at a special ceremony which was scheduled to be held in 2020, honoring the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. While the pandemic forced the physical ceremonies to be cancelled, the film was still produced and has premiered to 5-star reviews in November, 2020.
Following the 50-minute film, Child will discuss the making of the documentary, answer any questions from the audience and introduce the film's producer, Arthur Collins Jr. Collins leads a local nonprofit organization called the 5th Platoon, a group of military historians/re-enactors who are passionate in the pursuit and the preservation of WW2 African American military history. The 5th Platoon re-enactors are based in close proximity to Bucks County, in NJ, and have re-enacted many battles at events and in films to honor those brave African American soldiers who fought in WWII.
"When it comes to writing, directing and producing history, there's nobody better than Rob Child. He's one of those rare talents that can take a $500,000 budget and make it look like it was $5 million up on the screen. We have been honored to include several of his films in our Rights Portfolio at Janson Media, and we hope to continue working with Rob in the future." Stephen Janson, Janson Media
"Rob Child is the premier historic film maker today. It is very rare to have a man who has command of not only of the production, set, editing and operational resources but also as a Director who has the direct historic knowledge and acumen when the project demands 100% accuracy. I do not have to recommend Rob. His work does it for him."
Tim Daniel - Director of History and Education at History Academy
Rob brings a special sensitivity to the set that is rare. He has an unwavering mission of accuracy when portraying history, and he knows how to be a strong collaborator without losing control of his vision. I was impressed with Rob’s diligence in preproduction and his attention to detail on all matters, large and small. His script included several special effects scenes and many composite scenes. Rob solved problems before they had a chance to show up on the set. It was a privilege to work with him."