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Below are published articles that Mike Scotti has written for CNN. July 1, 2012 There is no shame in not being Superman December 26, 2012 Soldiers’ selfless acts should inspire at holidays March 10, 2010 Back from Iraq war, and alone

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Cinemaspy – Interview with Mike Scotti

On September 11, 2001 when two airliners were flown into the towers of New York’s World Trade Center, the weather over the city was ’severe clear,’ the sky a bright blue and cloudless with seemingly infinite visibility. The repercussions of the events of that day eventually contributed to the invasion of Iraq by U.S. military […]

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CNN – Back from Iraq War, and Alone

By Mike Scotti, Special to CNN Editor’s note: Mike Scotti served as a U.S. Marine in Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003, and is a founding board member of Reserve Aid, a military-themed, nonprofit charity. He is the founder of the Military Veterans Club at the NYU Stern School of Business and is the […]

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Marine Corps Times – “This Is Real”

“Armed with a Camcorder, a Marine penetrates the fog of war.” By Jon R. Anderson – Staff writer On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, visibility in the skies over New York City was unlimited — what some pilots call “severe clear.” It’s why the images of that day are so sharp. Filmmaker Kristian Fraga […]

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Moviemaker Magazine – Kristian Fraga on Directing

The year is 1991 and I’m a high school sophomore who eats, breathes and sleeps cinema. I live in Leonia, New Jersey, a small, sleepy, suburban town 15 miles from midtown Manhattan, and my heroes are George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola. Beyond the “three kings,” I’ve been exposed to a healthy amount […]

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