Documentary tells love story of quadriplegic ‘American Veteran’ and caregiver/wife

source: The Orange County Register

by Theresa Walker


It’s easy to see why someone would want to make a documentary about Nick Mendes and his wife, Wendy.

They make a cute couple — loving and playful. Devoted to each other.

He keeps her laughing with his sense of humor, including side-splitting profane remarks. He won’t let her feel down about anything. There’s no room for self pity or negative thinking with him around.

And what she does for him?


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AmDocs2017 Snapshot: Galapagos Evolution (ECUADOR, 56 min.)


Tue., April 4, 11:30 am, Camelot PROGRAM 46

A team of marine wildlife ambassadors prepare themselves for a great feat.

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AmDocs2017 Snapshot: Bacon and God’s Wrath (CANADA, 9 min.)


Mon. April 3, 7:30 pm, Camelot PROGRAM 63

Wed. April 5, 2:30 pm, Camelot PROGRAM 63


A 90-year-old Jewish woman reflects on her life’s experiences as she prepares to try bacon for the first time. Be prepared for an unexpected ending.



AmDocs2017 Snapshot: Depth Two (SERBIA, FRANCE, 80 min.)


Wed., April 5, 11:00 am, Camelot PROGRAM 58

In 2001 a mass grave was discovered in a suburb of Belgrade.  Soon there were more to come. ‘Depth Two’ investigates the hidden story behind this horrid discovery and takes us back to 1999 and the NATO bombings in Serbia.

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AmDocs2017 Snapshot: Sand Men (UK, 15 min.)


Sat., April 1, 2:30 pm, Camelot PROGRAM 10


Neculai, Aurel and Raj all left their homes in Romania for the same reason–to seek a better life for their family.

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AmDocs2017 Snapshot: Kanu Belong Keram (SWITZERLAND, 16 min.)


Tue., April 4, 2:30 pm, Camelot PROGRAM 50

The building of a canoe can be seen as an example of the importance and greatness of community work.

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AmDocs2017 Snapshot: Make Them Believe (RUSSIA, 14 min.)


Mon., April 3, 4:30 pm, Camelot

A Russian wrestler enchanted by the United States plays the ultimate villain as the stars and stripes-clad character “American Hope” in Moscow’s underground wrestling ring.

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AmDocs2017 Snapshot: Bean (USA, 66 min.)

Screening: Sat., April 1, 7:30 pm, Camelot  

Alana and Lori were just two LGBT 20-somethings looking for love on Tinder when a casual right swipe made a match that would bind them together forever.

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AmDocs2017 Snapshot: Riding the Highline (USA,16 min.)


Fri., March 31, 1:30 pm, Camelot


Follow poet brothers Kai and Anders Carlson-Wee as they hop freight trains across the northernmost railroad line in the country, from Minneapolis, Minnesota to the Cascade Mountains in Washington State.

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AmDocs2017 Snapshot: Man In The Camo Jacket (USA, 80 min.)

(Special LIVE Performance By Mike Peters After Screening)


Tue., April 4, 7:00 pm, Camelot Theatre


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