NATIONAL ANTHEM GIRL

"Enjoyable, Edifying Patriotic Journey"

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NATIONAL ANTHEM GIRL is an enjoyable documentary about Janine Stange and her journey to sing the American National Anthem in all 50 states. Janine tells stories about her journey and interactions with military families, veterans and those serving. Some stories pull on the viewer’s heartstrings. Janine does her part by showing gratitude to deployed troops by partnering with an organization sending packages and letters to them. In January 2014, she comes across a license plate with a website about the Anthem. She visits the website and realizes September 14 is the National Anthem’s 200th anniversary in 2014. She decides she must complete her journey by that date.

NATIONAL ANTHEM GIRL keeps viewers intrigued the whole way by focusing on heartfelt personal experiences. It has a strong Christian, patriotic, moral worldview. Janine asserts that singing the Anthem isn’t just a formality, but provides a way to express gratitude to American men and women who have served their country. She also mentions prayer and explains how America is “One Nation Under God.” Families will find NATIONAL ANTHEM GIRL an enjoyable, edifying experience for both children and adults.

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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong Christian worldview with very strong Pro-American, patriotic elements and strong moral elements about a woman who sets on a journey to sing the American National Anthem in all 50 states, with scenes discussing gratitude to the troops, how the Anthem is not just a formality, stories from military troops about serving the country and helping others, woman talks about prayer and how she prays that people understand the meaning of the song, and woman believes raindrops are tears from her mother in Heaven knowing she completed her goal

Foul Language:
No foul language

Violence:
No violence

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No sex

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No nudity

Alcohol Use:
No alcohol use

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Nothing objectionable.

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NATIONAL ANTHEM GIRL tells the story of Janine Stange and her journey to sing the American National Anthem in all 50 states. The audience follows Janine on her journey and gets to hear some heartfelt stories along the way. NATIONAL ANTHEM GIRL has a Christian, patriotic, moral worldview and focuses on honoring America’s military while trying to give back to its members and veterans.

The audience meets Janine as she gives insight about her background singing the Anthem. She talks about working in her family’s bagel shop in Long Island, NY, and how her mother always went out of her way when members of the military would stop in the store. This was her first motivation for the journey she would set out on later in life.

Janine moved to Los Angeles to record a CD in 2007. After many tries in the music industry, her career never took off, and she was left trying to figure out what her next venture would be. She then attaches herself to the National Anthem and makes a goal to sing the song in all 50 states in America. When she started her journey in 2012, she already had nine states under her belt from previous performances. She added four states to her list in 2013.

In January 2014, she comes across a license plate with a website about the Anthem. She visits the website and realizes September 14 of 2014 is the 200th anniversary of the National Anthem. She decides she must complete her journey by that date.

The next eight months would be a whirlwind journey of trying to book gigs and self-fund her goal. However, with the help of some national spotlight from an appearance on Fox and Friends, many Americans became aware of her goal and wanted to help. Now, the only question that remains is will she meet her goal by the 200th anniversary of the song?

NATIONAL ANTHEM GIRL keeps the audience intrigued the whole way through by focusing on heartfelt personal experiences. Janine tells stories about her journey and interactions with military families, veterans and those currently serving, some of which pull on the viewer’s heartstrings.

NATIONAL ANTHEM GIRL has a strong Christian worldview with very strong Pro-American, patriotic elements and strong moral elements. Janine asserts that singing the anthem isn’t just a formality, but also a way to express gratitude to those who have served our country. Janine also mentions prayer and explains how America is “One Nation Under God.” Families will find NATIONAL ANTHEM GIRL an enjoyable, edifying experience for both children and adults.

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