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Beyond Service

Sun. May 28, 2017 – 3:00 pm | U.S. Navy Memorial Theater

The Pacific Soldier

Directed by Robert Ham

Short Documentary
United States | 10 min | 2016

“The Pacific Soldier” is a short documentary that tells the stories of Hawaiian veterans who have fought in every American war since Pearl Harbor.

It was first shown at “Sunset on the Beach” on December 5th after Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band played to a packed Waikiki beach.

Presented by U.S. Army Pacific as part of the 75th Pearl Harbor week.

The Pacific Soldier

The Pacific Soldier - Robert HamRobert Ham
Director, Producer, Writer

Robert Ham is a Los Angeles native and received his Bachelor of Arts in film in 2005. In 2007 he felt a call to serve his country and joined the Army as a combat documentarian/filmmaker. Robert deployed to Afghanistan for a year and traveled all over the Pacific telling military stories. He earned two Emmys (2013) and three DOD Military Videographer of the Year (2009, 2012, 2013) awards during his service (6 1/2 active duty and 3 reserve). Robert has directed many narrative short films that have gone on to film festivals and currently has an award-winning documentary series on HULU and Amazon Prime.
Robert is a ’17 MFA in Film and TV Production at the University of Southern California graduate. He is currently in pre-production on a short narrative proof of concept film called “The Interpreter” that was funded on Kickstarter. Robert has been recently named a Pat Tillman Foundation Scholar (2016), a prestigious and competitive national scholarship.

Film Information

Director: Robert Ham
Country: United States
Year: 2016
Language: English
Runtime: 10 min


Producers: Robert Ham
Executive Producer:
Cinematographer/DP:  Robert Ham
Graphics: Yimin Zhang
Original Music/Composer:  Annie Rosevear

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