“Documentary filmmaker Tim Gray is America’s preeminent storyteller of those Tom Brokaw famously called “The Greatest Generation.” -G. Wayne Miller, The Providence Journal
About the World War II Foundation:
The non-profit World War II Foundation honors the legacy of the veterans and survivors of one of history’s most important time periods by producing educational documentary films that air on television networks around the world. To date, the World War II Foundation has donated 22 films to American Public Television, as well as making them available for free to schools, libraries and the military. The goal is to preserve these important stories for current and future generations. Among the foundation’s other initiatives is the building of an overseas monument recognizing American leadership on D-Day and the recent dedication of the World War II Foundation Global Education Center in Rhode Island.
Through the use of 22 award-winning documentary films to date, narrated by some of the biggest names in the entertainment and sports world, and filmed on location in Europe and the Pacific, the non-profit World War II Foundation preserves the personal stories of the veterans, survivors and eye-witnesses of World War II so their incredible experiences are not forgotten and remain freely accessible to future generations. We do this in a compelling HD video format that educates and inspires.
World War II Foundation documentary films, which air globally and rank in the top-5 of most requested programs nationally by PBS stations, are available free on DVD and via our online documentary portal on our website www.wwiifoundation.org for use by students, educators, schools, researchers and members of the military.
WWII Foundation outreach also includes in-person visits to schools and universities, both in the United States and globally and events held in Europe and the Pacific that bring people together to educate and honor the contribution of the World War II generation.
These efforts also include Skype seminars with students, which are also part of our global outreach curriculum.
We educate based on how students learn today, which is visual. Our astonishing true-life stories inspire a new generation to fully grasp the lessons left to us by the World War II generation.
Our goal is to encourage people to want to learn more about those who survived one of the most cataclysmic events in world history.
A Little More Background
The WWII Foundation has produced 22 award winning documentaries films to date, which rank in the top-5 of most requested programs nationally by PBS stations. The World War II Foundation has won 5 Regional Emmy Awards for its work, as well as 4 Indie International Film-Fest Awards and a National Programming Excellence Award from American Public Television, in addition to several other national awards.
The World War II Foundation chronicles the stories of those who fought in WWII and also experienced its horrific events, from survivors of the Holocaust to citizens of European countries who endured German occupation, to those who witnessed the Blitz in England.
The foundation has also visited several Japanese camps in the Philippines where thousands of Allied soldiers were brutally treated and murdered.
Among the Foundation’s awards, Tim Gray, Founder, personally has won 5 regional Emmy’s for documentary film writing and outstanding documentary film. The Foundation has also captured three prestigious Indie Film Fest Awards in that international competition.
In addition, the World War II Foundation/Tim Gray Media has received the prestigious Programming Excellence Award from American Public Television for its series of WWII films.
Project participants and supporters include of WWII Foundation films include Gov. Tom Ridge, Dan Aykroyd, Tom Selleck, Tim McCarver, Kyle Chandler, Bill Belichick, Matthew Broderick, Gavin MacLeod, Jason Beghe, David McCallum, Gary Sinise, Jon Seda, Damian Lewis and Gen. David Petraeus.
Each day some 400 veterans of the war pass on, taking with them incredible stories of the time period 1939-1945.
The goal of our foundation is to preserve the individual experiences of those who witnessed the most devastating conflict known to man and to hopefully, pass on the lessons learned from World War II to a new generation.
We also seek, through educational outreach, to honor those who showed great examples of dedication, sacrifice and courage during one of the most horrific time periods in history.
We do hope you will support our mission and honor those who still remain, while also recognizing the cost paid by those who did not come home or were caught up in the path of World War II. Time is critical.
The foundation donates its films to American Public Television, schools and libraries so young people understand the sacrifices made by the WWII generation.
Please contact Tim Gray if your school would be interested in obtaining free DVDs for use in your classrooms and school libraries.
The World War II Foundation