Filmmaker seeks Capitol Hill screening for his new WWII documentary

A filmmaker who has released a new documentary about recovering the remains of World War II soldiers is seeking to show his movie on Capitol Hill.

Steven Barber’s “Until They Are Home,” narrated by actor Kelsey Grammer, follows the Department of Defense’s Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) task force as it returns to the island of Tarawa to find remains of U.S. soldiers who died there nearly 70 years ago. 

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Barber said he’s pushing for a Capitol screening to raise awareness of JPAC.

“They need more funding,” Barber said. “I’m hoping a congressman or a senator will step up to the plate.”

To secure such a screening, Barber needs a lawmaker to sponsor the event. 

Barber has targeted members like Sens. Jim Webb (D-Va.), John McCainJohn Sidney McCainRubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad with pro-communist posts The VA's woes cannot be pinned on any singular administration Overnight Defense: Mattis offers support for Iran deal | McCain blocks nominees over Afghanistan strategy | Trump, Tillerson spilt raises new questions about N. Korea policy MORE (R-Ariz.) and John KerryJohn Forbes KerryFor the sake of national security, Trump must honor the Iran deal Bernie Sanders’s 1960s worldview makes bad foreign policy DiCaprio: History will ‘vilify’ Trump for not fighting climate change MORE (D-Mass.), who have served in the military.

Another possibility, Barber said, is Sen. Max BaucusMax Sieben BaucusBernie Sanders flexes power on single-payer ObamaCare architect supports single-payer system Trump has yet to travel west as president MORE (D-Mont.). Barber said he ran into the Finance Committee chairman on the Washington Mall last weekend as the senator accompanied a group of Montana veterans at the World War II Memorial. Barber chatted with Baucus, who lost a nephew in Iraq, about his documentary. 

Barber premiered “Until They Are Home” at the Directors Guild of America on Memorial Day, but said “the Capitol will be a whole different ballgame.