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In an age of divisive politics our Feature Film “Elijah and George” celebrates unifying values: the beauty of a loving family, the resilience of the human spirit as father and son fight to get back to each other, and the goodness of freedom and home.
Young Elijah forges surprising friendships through his adventures as he follows his father, a soldier in George Washington’s Army.
An impossible adventure begins when a young boy sneaks out of George Washington’s encampment to find his father, a soldier who does not return from the Battle of Monmouth. Will the game of draughts (checkers) save the young boy’s life and get him home?
Based on letters and diaries from the period, “Elijah and George” is an adventurous, at-times humorous, heartfelt story about family, freedom, and home. The story is adapted from the popular Illustrated Children’s Book “George Washington’s Army and Me” by renowned Author and Illustrator Michael Dooling.
Elijah and George Feature Film Script and Story are Endorsed by The Friends of Monmouth Battlefield, Inc. This is especially honoring as our story leads up to the Battle of Monmouth with historical detail and accuracy!
They are devoted to preserving, protecting and historically interpreting Monmouth Battlefield and historically related sites. The Friends group is licensed and is authorized by the State of New Jersey to act in partnership with state government to protect, preserve and interpret the battlefield state park.