The Captain – A Bond of Brotherhood

The Captain – A Bond of Brotherhood

$15 (*Film Block)

Documentary Short

24 minutes

If someone saved your life during a war, would you go back into a danger zone many years later to help that man? The Captain, an Iraqi army officer who fought in the Iraq War alongside American forces, is now in refugee limbo. He fled his home country out of concern for his family’s safety amid the spread of ISIS, but he’s unable to get U.N. refugee status. U.S. Iraq War veteran Chase Millsap, who credits the Captain for saving his life during the war, heads to his comrade’s current home in a dangerous part of Turkey. Both call each other “brother.” See why they have this bond and follow along as they try to speed up the refugee process and seek emergency financial support. For more information about the organization, which Millsap helped form along with other U.S. veterans to help U.S.-allied soldiers seeking resettlement, visit

Spencer Millsap – Director

My name is Spencer and I am a photographer and filmmaker. My primary focus is on editorial work, be it environmental/cultural issues, or adventure travel. My education and experiences have taken me from barren west Texas to the eastern shore of Tanzania and back again.

I was a participant in the XXII Eddie Adams Workshop, photo intern for World Picture Network & the Obama Administration’s White House Photo Office, staff photographer for the Texas House of Representatives, and a multimedia producer at National Geographic Magazine in Washington, D.C.  Thanks for looking and don’t hesitate to say hi! 

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