Watch, share and then vote for this week’s featured films from the PBS Online Film Festival:

CET & ThinkTV’s Overpass Light Brigade: Tells the story behind Wisconsin’s Holders of the Lights.

KLRU’s Digging for Water: When a well drill becomes stuck at 225 feet, a Haitian community must dig it out by hand in order to get water.

KQED @filmschoolshorts’s Will: Set during the attacks of 9/11, a young girl wishes she could go back in time.

WCVE’s Calls from Home: Prison Radio in Appalachia: From the heart of Appalachia, a radio station broadcasts hip-hop and shout-outs behind bars.

KLRU’s Yellow Wallpaper: A woman descends into insanity as she struggles against the patriarchal institution that confines her.

Watch, share and then vote for another week of featured films from the PBS Online Film Festival:

Center for Asian American Media’s Why We Rise: Three brave young New Yorkers reveal what it’s like to grow up without having legal immigration status.

KQED’s filmschoolshorts' First Match: A teenage female wrestler on an all-boy wrestling team faces her biggest challenge.

visionmakermedia and Wisconsin Media Lab’s Lady Thunderhawks: The Lady Thunderhawks varsity basketball team has become a pillar of hope for an entire community.

independentlenspbs's Tryouts: Being a teenager isn’t easy, especially for Nayla, a Muslim-American girl who wants to join her high school’s cheerleading squad.

National Black Programming Consortium’s You’re Dead to Me: A mother and daughter revisit issues with each other on a tragic anniversary date.

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July 8, 1918: Ernest Hemingway is Wounded in WWI

On this day in 1918, 18-year-old Ernest Hemingway was severely wounded while serving as a Red Cross ambulance driver on the Italian front during WWI. Despite his own injury, he was able to save a nearby companion, an act for which he received the Italian Medal of Honor.

Hemingway recovered in Milan over the next several months before returning to the United States. He later incorporated his war experiences into his critically acclaimed 1929 novel, A Farewell to Arms.
Learn more about Ernest Hemingway’s life and works with American Masters’ “The American Novel” timeline.
Photo: Ernest Hemingway recuperates from wounds at ARC Hospital, Milan, Italy, September 1918. (Ernest Hemingway Photograph Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston).

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July 8, 1918: Ernest Hemingway is Wounded in WWI

On this day in 1918, 18-year-old Ernest Hemingway was severely wounded while serving as a Red Cross ambulance driver on the Italian front during WWI. Despite his own injury, he was able to save a nearby companion, an act for which he received the Italian Medal of Honor.

Hemingway recovered in Milan over the next several months before returning to the United States. He later incorporated his war experiences into his critically acclaimed 1929 novel, A Farewell to Arms.

Learn more about Ernest Hemingway’s life and works with American Masters’ “The American Novel” timeline.

Photo: Ernest Hemingway recuperates from wounds at ARC Hospital, Milan, Italy, September 1918. (Ernest Hemingway Photograph Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston).