The Militiaman

The Militiaman

In the hills of rural Pennsylvania, for a decade, a 48-year-old Iraqi War Veteran and machinist has commanded a troop of private militiamen and women concerned with the government’s infringement on their “rights”. As their out-of-work, ‘near-broke’ leader, he confronts the realities of political change and the pandemic as he feels he must prepare his men for the turbulent political landscape of 2020 while warring with his own conscience.

Awards and Nominations

The Discover Film Awards, UK 2021, Discover Film Award, Judges’ Choice Award, Winner and Festival Prize for Best International Debut, Winner
Roma Short Film Festival, Italy, 2021, Roma Short Film Festival Award , Best Editing, Winner
Utopia Festival 2021, Official Selection
Doc NYC, 2021, Official Selection


David Peter Hansen



Film Details

2021, 32 min