On August 26, Mountainfilm will screen The Diplomat, a film by Mountainfilm Festival Director David Holbrooke at the Nugget Theatre.
The Diplomat is a documentary about the remarkable life of David's father, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, who spent more than five decades - from Vietnam to Afghanistan - engaged in high-stakes diplomacy at the negotiating table where peace is waged and wars are ended.
Interviewing an impressive array of dignitaries, David considers America's position as international policeman and diplomatic exemplar and gauges how these roles have evolved in the nearly 50 years his father worked at the State Department. Simultaneously, The Diplomat is a frank exploration of family relationships, offering a lens to judge public persona against the man his sons struggled to know - ultimately creating a sensitive portrait of fatherhood weighed against ambition, celebrity, legacy and the force required to affect change in the world. Read more.