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I applaud you for telling this story - so many people should be reminded about the sacrifices our troops continue to give for Canada. I hope this movie reaches far and wide for a global impact. I spoke to you both today at Fanshawe College and really hope you will show the film again at Fanshawe; invite the local Military families, and contact Parkwood hospital to show it there as Parkwood is our veterans hospital. Good luck!

January 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElinor

I finally had the honor to watch If I should fall yesterday. This movie really makes you realize the sacrifice and dedication it takes out men and woman to fight for out country. The true brother and sister hood withi the military. Marc was a good man and he gave up so much. I tink about your family everyday! Marc was a hero in everyday life not just because he was a soldier. Rip Marc. It was truly an honor to watch this video

January 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCandace c

My heart and tremendous respect goes out to all who have served, who continue to serve and those who have fallen. This film is truly moving, showing the dedication and sacrifice of our proud Canadian Forces members, and it makes proud to call myself one. God bless you all.

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterScottie Russell

The combat mission in Afghanistan has ended and other events are filling the news,as it always does. This film is a great tribute to Marc and will keep the memory of his service and sacrifice alive. Thanks to the producers.

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterT.Robert Fowler

I had the honor of seeing If I Should Fall this past Remembrance Day. I always think of my Grandads on this day. Both served in WW2 and both came home so I would get a chance to know them. In these times where wars are not as clear and right and wrong is often cloudy, If I Should Fall documents a proud Canadain soldier who did not come home. It follows the families and friends in a way todays sensationalist news cannot. This was a young man who stood in harms way so that we did not have to.
It is a very insightful and moving film. For a couple hours you will live this soldiers life and his families, and this is not easy. If I should fall also made me very proud to be Canadian; something that I have been struggling to do of late.
I also know that as I remeber my Grandads who came back from war that from now on I will also think of Trooper Marc Diab, a Canadain Hero who did not.
Thanks Brendon for this amazing piece of work.

December 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary Brown

First of all to Marcs Family and loved ones you have my deepest sympathies for your Loss. Marc is one of Canadas unsung heros. Thank you for sharing with all of us.

To the producers of this film Thank you for showing the human side of being a soldier. Every Canadian SHOULD see this movie and I think this movie should be mantatory in ALL schools so as the kids grow up they never forget and maybe then they will think twice about repeating history.

Those who fail to learn from History are doomed to repeat it.
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December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKeith (Rosie) Rosenberg

True heroism, unveiled. RIP, friend.

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTyler Doyon

To the comment below. Dave, we did not know the Diab family when we began this project. Marc is not the biological son of the people who worked on the film, though having gotten to know him and his family through the project I proudly see him as my brother.

Brendon Culliton,
Director of If I Should Fall

November 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrendon Culliton, Director

I proudly served with the Royal Canadian Dragoons from 87-02 and never had the pleasure of meeting your son. I was however on the Thickson Bridge in Whitby for his REPAT. If you look at the REPAT photo's you will see an RCD flag flying, that was me and I will be donating that flag to the Regt in April. Though I didn't know him personally I know from talking to his friends and comrades he was loved and is missed.

God bless him and your family.

Dave Walker CD1
Whitby, ON

November 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDave "Texas" Walker

Dear Paul and Brendon,

You have produced a truly important and moving documentary of the sacrifice of a fine new Canadian and his families,both natural and military. On its own merits it should be used across our wonderful country to put a human and modern face on our acts of Remembrance. I have used the shorter version you kindly provided me for a Remembrance talk in Perth. I was able to let those who were there and those who suffered tell an audience of seniors from all walks how they truly view their loss. THANK YOU! Bless the Diab family. We Will Remember Them.
Clive Addy
Major General (retired)
Colonel Commandant
The Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

November 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterClive Addy

I have always found some way to pay respect on Remembrance day but I cannot possibly improve on how I spent this past Remembrance Day. A friend of mine who is the mother of a young man currently serving in Afghanistan, and I, attended the screening of “If I Should Fall” the Documentary tribute to Trooper Mark Diab, Produced and Directed by our very own Culliton family. We went prepared to break down with grief for this family and their fallen son and in no small way terrified that we would see far too many parallels and be unable to see it through. Instead we both felt uplifted by the story of this magnificent young man and the proud and noble family he left behind. I completely understand why Brendon was compelled to pull back all of the layers of Mark and reveal so much more than a soldier; in the process, baring his own soul and depth of character. Given the opportunity, every Canadian needs to visit Afghanistan, the mission and the service of our troops through the eyes of Mark Diab and the insight of Brendon Culliton.

November 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLori Norris

Thank you to Brandon and the rest of the team who did such an amazing job with this documentary. I admit I was very skeptical about producing a documentary that touches such a sensitive, and personal topic. However when I watched the documentary, I was so touched by it. It is so powerful, and so is the message it portrays.
Marc's story should be shared with others because it is also the story of so many soldiers and so many families and friends who have lost a loved one, like we did.
The impact that this film has had on the public, gives a sort of comfort to the grief and the sadness, if that makes sense at all.
It is amazing how many lives this story has touched and continues to touch.
We should all be proud.

November 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie D

This is amazing! I met the Director today and he is amazing.

I can't wait to purchase this DVD, such a touching film

November 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany Kicks

My wife and I had the pleasure of seeing the film at the Brantford Film Festival. A very touching story that hit close to home. Our 20 year old son was on the same tour as Marc, and the news of his death really affected us. It was an honor to meet his parents briefly after the screening, they are very strong and proud people.

November 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJim Kane

I would love the opportunity to see this.

November 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJo-Anne Gilliland Power

I had the privilege of viewing this film at the Brantford Film Festival on Friday night. There are no words to express how deeply it touched me. A heartfelt thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Diab and Mr. Culliton for attending the screening and making time to talk with us after. You are very special people!

November 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJB

I wish every person could watch the documentary and know what they have done in Afganistan and what many, too many have given up.... to all of you I say "THANK YOU"..

October 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarb

The moment I stepped into Madameek, Lebanese restaurant in Petawawa (my favourite restaurant), I knew there was a beautiful and special energy about this place. It was a symbol of love and the honouring of a man who I had never met and from there I felt compelled to figure out his story. In doing some more research I learned of why the family of Marc Diab opened the restaurant in honour of their son and some of Marc's story. I loved that. I love going there. He became a huge inspiration and a symbol of courage in my life. There is not enough truth in the reality of Afghanistan, for soldiers and families. I am greatful for this documentary, I cannot wait for the release of it :)

October 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica Mason

Thank You. What a wonderful tribute to a fallen comrade...what a wonderful way to let others know that you appreciate the sacrifices made for freedom. I would love to be there ...I am a member of the Royal Canadian Legion...I am a former Army gal..and my father was a WW2 Veteran..I would be there with bells on if I could but I live in Newfoundland and I simply cannot afford to make the trip. I am a disabled veteran of our Canadian Armed Forces so my funds are very limited. I will be purchasing a copy and I will be hopeful that other such wonderful tributes will be forthcoming. R.I.P My brothers and sisters in arms. Thank you.

October 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJo-Anne Gilliland Power

My wife Wendy and I will be attending the screening in Hamilton, Ont on Nov 2, 2011. I am so sorry for the families loss and that this great country lost another of it's son's. Thank you for keeping his memory alive. Keven Ellis President NWRA Steel City

October 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKeven Ellis

The trailer of this DVD has got me VERY excited. It's a sad loss but as other people have said, this DVD has to be watched by every Canadian. People need to know what has gone on the past 10 years of war. I think we all need do whatever we can to help this film get where it needs to be that the majority of Canadian population sees this along with parts of the world. There is no reason why this film can't be shown in America, the UK and all of Europe. Good luck and RIP Fallen Canadian Soldiers!

October 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJordan Butler

This is a story that needs to be told. We, the Canadian public, still know so little about what our soldiers have done and have sacrificed in Afghanistan. Hopefully the film is some form of solace to the Diab family. I am glad that the documentary has already won awards, since the story must be well-told. Looking foward to the film release.

September 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBob Fowler

As a former member of the RCR and having been deployed to Cyprus [altho not a theater of war] I stand proud with former and presently serving members of our elite military. I mourn those we lost in all conflicts and feel the grief of those they left behind. I will most definatly purchase the DVD when available. I proudly support efforts for the fallen and their families in a small way. Only wish that there was more that I could do.

RIP my fellow comrades and peace to the families

Pro Patria

September 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary E. Muise

Amazing site, Great job to those of this site and my pride grows from all of those supporting our soldiers. I have, in my time come a long way in healing. I have now found strength in this Film from what was once Grief. Thank you to all involved with this film My greatest thanks to Marc and his Family. Now, If I can only heal from my Addiction of Chicken Shwarma Lol!

August 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShane A Mitchell

It will potentially be shown on TV around Remembrance Day, and will also be available on DVD sometime Fall 2011.

August 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIfIShouldFall

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