Instead of watching the films for the hundredth time, this Star Wars Day I decided to watch a documentary I’d been meaning to see for quite some time. For fans this group is a huge part of the fandom so it’s great to see some of them get the recognition they deserve with this hour-long documentary.
Directed by Tom Long, Heroes Of The Empire is the “untold story of the 501st Legion UK garrison” and features stories from some of the members and their families.
The 501st is a world-wide collection of Star Wars costumers. Initially started in 1997 the organisation is classified as a non profit. Its members and their costumes are held to a high standard both in and out of character.
They are involved in a huge amount of charity work internationally:
The 501st Legion mission :
“…The Legion is an all-volunteer organization formed…
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