I Survived

I Survived

A firsthand account of Sgt. Samuel Tapia's experience when his convoy hit a roadside bomb during his second tour in Iraq. Tapia was burned over 52% of his body, so much so that his left fingers had to be amputated. His left leg was crushed so severely that doctors were uncertain if it could be healed. He relives his near death experience as he recalls the horrible accounts of that night.
About the Filmmaker

Kiera Lasiloo attends the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, where she majors in new media arts with an emphasis in moving images. She comes from a large family of jewelers and is married with one daughter. Lasiloo is from the Zuni and Cochiti Pueblo Tribes.

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