Samtu Palouki: The Journey from Tech Nerd in Togo to Becoming a US Army Soldier & Filmmaker

Would you have the courage to move to a country where you didn't know the language - and join the Army?
Samtu Palouki takes me through his incredible journey from a nerdy tech kid in Togo, moving to the US without being fluent in English, joining the US Army, the added challenge of the language barrier during bootcamp, isolation & lonliness, to creating short films to boost his comrades' morale - and becoming a viral video star.  A story of perseverance, creativity, humor, and creating from the heart.

Here's his first viral video.

And see more of his work on Instagram.

Thanks to Chris Anthony for connecting us.  

Samtu and Chris met at Fort Drum,  on the promo tour for Chris's documentary, Mission Mt. Mangart, about the 10th Mountain Division in WW2. 

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