This Week’s Snag Film: Ocean’s 11

We’re getting ready to open our newest USO Center in Las Vegas at McCarran International Airport…on Veteran’s Day!  It’s an honor to be able to support our troops and their families traveling through one of the busiest airports in the world, and in honor of the grand opening, we thought we’d give you a little history on Las Vegas with this week’s Snag Film, The “Ocean’s 11” Story.

It’s a behind the scenes look at how Frank Sinatra and his rat pack made a movie, did two shows a night, got a president elected and made the city of Las Vegas world famous while never letting the party stop.  As always, you can watch this documentary and hundreds more for FREE online at Snag Films any time you like!  Enjoy and we’ll see you in Nevada next week…

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This Week’s Snag Film: Inside the Pentagon

National Geographic gives you ‘’Top Secret’’ access to the nerve center of the U.S. Military. From its frenzied construction during the height of World War II to the terrorist attacks of September 11 and the ensuing war on terrorism, get an intimate view of the history and intrigue of the headquarters for the United States Military. INSIDE THE PENTAGON is a fascinating, intimate view of the Pentagon’s triumphs, defeats, and challenges.

Remember: you can watch great documentaries like this online any time you want and for FREE from Snag Films.  Let us know what you think!

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This Week’s Snag Film: Rising From Ruins

Meyers Auto Parts, in its post-Katrina state. This is the story of the frustrating, spirited battle of a people dedicated to bringing their communities back to life.

Rising from Ruins is set in the spring of 2008, three years after Katrina, finds many communities still lack basic local services such as grocery stores, gas stations and banks. Yet, government support and financial breaks for large chain stores – including tax-free land and buildings – have resulted in small, local businesses being forced to subsidize their competition through the assessment of higher property taxes.

Compounding the struggle for the small outfits is decreased sales due to competition and an inability to compete with lower prices offered by the larger stores. This is the story of the frustrating, spirited battle of a people passionately dedicated to bringing their communities back to life in an enduring, sustainable way.

Director Hanson Hosein served as an NBC correspondent and solo journalist during the war in Iraq and coordinated NBC Nightly News’ coverage of the U.S. handover of power to the new Iraqi government and was embedded with the First Cavalry Division.  Remember: you can create FREE custom movie theater widget from Snag Films whenever you like…
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This Week’s Snag Film: Okie Noodling

Leave the fishing pole at home! This form of fishing isn't for the faint of heart...

This week’s free documentary from Snag Films is Okie Noodling, a profile of the culture and sport of noodling, the deep-rooted Southern practice of barehanded fishing. This intimate, and often violent, tradition has its roots in Native American hunting practices and has been passed through generations of southerners for hundreds of years. The Sooner State is one of the last to allow this ancient and controversial fishing technique.

Through personal stories of Oklahoma – fisherman, game wardens, noodlers and historians, Okie Noodling, a one-hour documentary, gives a voice to this vanishing feature of American rural life. Noodlers dive into creeks, rivers and lakes swimming under embankments in search of catfish nesting holes. As Burkhard Bigler of the Atlantic Monthly explains, “Wading along the shore or diving to the lake bottom, (the noodler) reaches into likely nooks and crevices, wiggling his fingers and waiting for a nip. When it comes, he hooks his thumbs into the attacker’s mouth or thrusts an arm down its throat and waits for the thrashing to stop. If he’s lucky, the thing on the end of his arm is a catfish.” The result is scraped and bloodied limbs and occasionally broken bones. Each noodler bears the scars of the battle.

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