GI Film Festival San Diego opens with POW-themed biographical documentary 'Dear Sirs'


Last updated 5/5/2022 at 2:15pm

An archive of old photos, letters, and documents detailing Silvio Pedri's journey as a POW in World War II is the inspiration for the "Dear Sirs" documentary. Village News/Dear Sirs photo

SAN DIEGO – The 2022 GI Film Festival San Diego opens Tuesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. with the biographical documentary feature "Dear Sirs." All screenings will be in-person at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park through May 21. Tickets for opening night cost $25 for general admission and $20 for military, veterans or KPBS members. All tickets can be purchased online at

"Dear Sirs" tells the story of a simple man, Silvio Pedri, who spends his life dutifully providing for his family without complaint. When he passes away, his grandson, film director Mark Pedri, a...

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