Full Monte News Stories
Iraq and Back
Justin Constantine, a wounded Marine vet returns from Iraq. It is a story of courage, selflessness, and love.
Leprosy Still Exists
Women of Leprosy in Ethiopia
Leprosy is not just biblical; it’s scarred the memory of man for at least 4000 years. Today leprosy is enshrined in our language. As a pariah – one whom all of society shuns.
As of 1995, World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that between 2 and 3 million people were permanently disabled because of leprosy. As of 1999, 108 cases occurred in the United States in 2000, 95% of people are naturally immune to the infection. Join Jon Alperye on his voyage to a leper colony and you will find the resilience, innovation, and glory of human survival.
CNN International Interviews Thefullmonte co-founder Aaron Rockett
During a successful festival run, Aaron is interviewed in London about “The Fixer: Afghanistan Behind the Scenes”. In the film, Aaron focuses on Sami Sharaf, a fixer who translates, coordinates, and reports, converting an Afghans world-view into one the West can understand. After completing the film, Sami was held hostage for three months.
The Last Man Standing
Turning the Lights off at the White House, and how Barack Raised the Dead.
Former President Bush and John Monte in the White House briefing room. Read how Thefullmonte turned off the White House’ lights inauguration night.
Birth of the CIA
The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was the predecessor to the CIA. This video story and interview with OSS analyst Fisher Howe, gives an overview of the history and role of the intelligence agency in World War 2.
Bullets Fly in a Forgotten Land
Ogadenia Separatists fight Ethiopia
Guerilla fighters transport Jonathan Alpeyrie five days walk from road or city to a barren terrain where Islamic Somalia separatists named the Ogadenia National Liberation Front fight Ethiopia's rule.
Under the Tarps in Peru
Trekking into Peru’s world famous adventure travel, Eric Goldstein probes unanswered questions raised by the cries of children huddled in the rain.
Video Diary: A Day Over Kabul...
Aaron Rockett spends a day over Kabul in an Mi-8 Russian Helicopter. This video shows the beautiful landscapes surrounding Kabul and takes a fun look at the camera crew filming the scenes.
Sex Trade in India
Nepalese girls are between 14 and 16 years of age when they're sold into the sex trade in India. Mikael Holter and Jonathan Alpeyrie detail this gruesome trade from the streets of Siliguri.