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War and peace and friendship at FLIFF

War and peace and friendship at FLIFF

The magic of the documentary film "Rudy + Neal Go Fishing" happens in the Holey Land, a Palm Beach County corner of the Everglades, its vast silence and transcendent beauty an embracing retreat, where one man can help a stranger quiet the savagery of war that echoes inside him. But to get to the dawn of this unlikely friendship, you must take a dark ride with First Sgt. Rudy Watt of the United States Army. Three minutes into the 25-minute film, Watt, who addresses the camera with a dignified directness honed by 21 years in the military, goes on an errand. It is in the tight quarters of his truck, where Watt seems to have forgotten there is a small Go-Pro camera mounted on the...

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