Seaver College Alumna Sara Vladic ('01) to Screen Documentary Film at Elkins Auditorium

February 9, 2017  | 1 min read

The Pepperdine community is invited to attend a special screening of the documentary film U.S.S. Indianapolis: The Legacy, by filmmaker and Seaver College alumna Sara Vladic (’01), at Elkins Auditorium on the Malibu campus on Wednesday, February 15, at 5 PM.

Craig Detweiler, professor of communication and creative director of the Institute for Entertainment, Media, and Culture at Pepperdine University, will host an onstage conversation with Vladic to introduce the film.

The documentary tells the fate of the World War II heavy cruiser U.S.S. Indianapolis, using exclusively never before heard first-person accounts. The last crew and their families share gripping stories of kamikaze attacks, invasions, a secret mission, and ultimately a devastating torpedo attack that killed 75 percent of the crew. The survivors recall the five days they spent floating alone in the Pacific Ocean, their miraculous rescue, and how they fought together to clear their captain's name.

From start to finish, this feature-length film flows from survivor to survivor as they finish each other's sentences. Set to an original score, the incredible story unfolds with rare World War II footage, a collection of previously unpublished photographs, open-ocean reenactments, and new footage from one of the last World War II era heavy cruisers in existence.

For additional information about this free event, and to register to attend, visit the Seaver College website.