Now Available!

Navajo Code Talkers, Young Hemingway
& Dwight D. Eisenhower

As soon as the pandemic is brought under control, Dr. Colburn will again be available for video-based presentations around the country on the topics of these feature documentaries:

Recent comments on Dr. Colburn's presentation of
Navajo Code Talkers: A Journey of Remembrance:

"The Heard Museum was honored to present the premiere screening of Navajo Code Talkers: A Journey of Remembrance, at our annual American Indian Veterans Day event on Nov. 6. The documentary presents an amazing story of devotion to family and country in time of war by a group of young men who had suffered greatly from poverty and prejudice their entire lives prior to becoming invaluable in the war against Japan. Their individual stories related in the documentary by six Code Talkers and numerous family members are heartfelt chronicles of young American Indians whose sacrifice and courage in World War II deserve to live and be respected forever in the annals of our country's history."
Marcus Monenerkit
Director of Community Engagement
"We were extremely pleased and honored to host Navajo Code Talkers: A Journey of Remembrance on Nov. 8, 2017. Not only does George Colburn's documentary bring to life an inspiring chapter of modern American history that's all too often overlooked, the event was a financial hit as we sold more than 200 tickets, most on a pre-sale basis. Poignant, compelling, even humorous at times with the added benefit of local touchstones, the film's mix of harsh reality and evocative story-telling made for an especially successful event, the kind we seek to present here for our board members and devoted community of supporters."
Matthew Schiff
Marketing Director, San Diego History Center

Recent comments on Dr. Colburn's feature documentary about
Young Hemingway: The Path to Paris:

"GREAT!!! I've just finished watching Young Hemingway: The Path of Paris and I found it informative, entertaining and very well produced. Lots of new, at least to me, points of view.  And the contemporary scenes are 'blow you away' beautiful. And even my grandson's hand in Walloon Lake did not end up on the cutting room floor. I hope this new editor of your film brings you accolades from the academics as well as financial success after such a long time in production."
Ernest Hemingway Mainland
Nephew and namesake of Ernest Hemingway
Owner and occupant of 'Windemere,' the Hemingway Family cottage on Walloon Lake.
"Anyone who was interested by the Ken Burns documentary on the life of Ernest Hemingway would do well to see George Colburn's film on the author's roots in northern Michigan and the ways that these contributed to his subsequent career.

The recent Burns documentary spent little time in northern Michigan although this is where Hemingway formed his world view and derived the settings and characters of many of his best stories. Colburn supplies the missing information and shows how Michigan was a launch pad to the author's career.

Colburn's film includes gorgeous shots of the actual locations Hemingway drew upon, interviews with a number of noted scholars, some while walking through the settings of the stories. It even includes a trip to the famous Hemingway family cottage, Windermere, hosted by Hemingway's nephew Ernest Hemingway Mainland. This is a unique opportunity, as the cottage is not open to the public, and Ernie Mainland died just recently.

This film is the work of about a decade of filming and research. It should be on the radar of anyone interested in Hemingway's life and career."
Prof. Frederic Svoboda
The University of Michigan-Flint​
"Your new documentary on Young Hemingway certainly transported me to Hemingway's Michigan - the scenery was beathtaking, the commentary and interviews insightful, and everything came together to make that part of Hemingway's life and work come vividly to life.  I thought the whole thing was very well done."
Prof. Sandra Spanier
General Editor, The Hemingway Letters Project - Pennsylvania State University
"Congratulations on Young Hemingway: The Path to Paris, which I just had the pleasure of watching.  You may remember that I had seen an earlier version or two, and this final version is the best of all--thoroughly enjoyable, wonderfully photographed, and nicely paced. Congratulations on your achievement!!!"
Prof. Donald Daiker
Miami University
"Young Hemingway: The Path to Paris offers a surprisingly fresh take on the physical and emotional territories of the writer's early years. With stunning imagery and expert commentaries from leading scholars, the film will give viewers a new appreciation for the importance of the natural world—both its majesty and its destruction—in the shaping of Hemingway's outlook and his work."
Steve Paul
Author of Hemingway at Eighteen
"I'd love for my class to see the film. So many great insights and images, and no one else has focused so intensively and tellingly in Michigan, the country of Hemingway's heart. I do like that new title, too: The Path to Paris. That says it all. I recall you wondering a few years ago how in the world you would get Hemingway to Paris in your film. Well, you have now made it clear why his arrival in Paris after his youthful experiences mainly 'up north' in Michigan, but also in Kansas City and Chicago, was immediate and explosive and transformative "
Prof. Linda Miller Patterson
Pennsylvania State University
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