Marine Jonathan Weinkiper on his Veteran Experience
Film Annex interviews Marine Jonathan Weinkiper about his aspirations and business ideas following his deployment in Afghanistan. The interview is part of the (G.I.V.E.) project Global Initiative for Veteran Entrepreneurship, a new initiative by Film Annex to re-introduce war veterans to society and help them make their business ideas a reality. To empower the veterans, Film Annex founder, Francesco Rulli, set out to interview each Marine about his goals and inspirations. By steering away from past experiences in the military, these interviews intend to shed light into the veterans' future and turn the viewer's gaze to what lies ahead. In addition to the interviews, Film Annex offers Web TV channels to all veterans on its network, where they can broadcast their content and receive advertising revenues. (G.I.V.E.) advocates that the Afghan war veterans have the necessary skills and vision to be given distinct business opportunities due to their experience in the war, knowledge of different cultures, peace-keeping efforts, perseverance, supreme time management skills, and hard work.