Carrier: One Ship. 5,000 Stories.
Carrier is a character-driven, edge-of-your-seat, nonfiction drama in the high-stakes world of a nuclear air- craft carrier. Filmed in HD video, Carrier follows a core group of film participants aboard the USS Nimitz, from the admiral of the strike group to the fighter pilots to the youngest sailors, as they navigate personal conflicts around their jobs, families, faith, patriotism, love, the rites of passage and the war on terror. This series mainly focuses on the stories of the crew, and many of them are quite moving. It’s hard not to get a lump in the throat when watching how hard these young sailors have to work in order to send aircraft over the bow, or how they’re trying to meet the demands of family life from thousands of miles away at sea. Carrier may be among one of the best documentaries ever produced.
Total Time: 10 hours 18 minutes on 3 DVDs; Color; Closed captioning