a documentary film


From within a Homeland without Security

An experimental documentary, in progress.

“…years ago I recognized my kinship with all living beings, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on earth. I said then, and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.”
—E.V. Debs

Indelible is an account of the lives of young teens from California, who were born into poverty and became targets for dark pool or undocumented work that served the interests of the US military beginning in the 1960’s and 70’s.

Their lives became a writing—a trace left behind—yet because of their relentless desire to survive their histories proved to be indelible, no matter how much effort was made to try to erase them.

They were often targeted for training by the age of fifteen, by highly revered former or current military personnel from Special Forces. Because of their poverty they had little choice but to participate.

Some were used to fight and run guns in Vietnam and Guatemala, before they had a social security number. This shows that their service was not part of the legitimate U.S. armed forces—it was not overseen by congress. Yet it was directed and controlled and contracted by the U.S. government. One described being in a group with thirty-two other teens.

Receiving this kind of military-like training at such an early age directly impacts psychological development as the human brain is not fully formed.
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More About the Film

Indelible is based on my research, (artist, writer and former professor), and that of my late father, journalist Richard L. Lyall, who died unexpectedly, at the age of 51, while independently researching the case of Carl L. Harp in 1975.

Learn more by visiting our YouTube  channel and watching our Videos.

Listen to Podcasts. We call the podcasts Field Observations. They discuss the odyssey as we begin production: incidents, thoughts, encounters and other ephemera. You can listen for free on ITunes. New episodes are announced on our Facebook page.

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Indelible: From within a Homeland without Security: Copyright 2020, Marta Lyall and Foldology Media Production. Last updated  August 8, 2020, (the anniversary of Richard Lyall’s death, in 1975..

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