Major Capers: The Legend of Team Broadminded
"Major Capers: The Legend of Team Broadminded" is an honest and unflinching feature documentary that portrays the extraordinary true life story of an American hero, Major James Capers, Jr., who persevered through adversity during a time of civil unrest. After leading 50 classified missions and being wounded 19 times, Capers rose to become one of the highest decorated Force Recon Marines in history. Capers and his Force Recon team, aptly named “Team Broadminded” overcame stereotypes and seemingly impossible missions, changing the course of history.The documentary chronicles Major Capers progression from his early years as a son of a sharecropper to enlisting in the Marine Corps where he served as an elite Force Recon Marine in Vietnam. After becoming the first African American Marine to receive a battlefield commission, and command Force Recon battalions, Capers was chosen to become the face of the iconic USMC "Ask a Marine" recruitment campaign (1968-1975). Featuring the original audio recordings made by Capers to his wife in the battlefield, never-before-seen photographs/film, classified mission orders, and interviews with surviving members of Team Broadminded, this once classified piece of history can now finally be told.
Starring Major James Capers, Jr., Ron Yerman, Ronald L. Bailey
Director Ashley Cusato