SCREENING: Where Soldiers Come From
(Heather Courtney, 2011, 90 min.)
Monday, November 5 / 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM
IV Theater 2
Q&A following the 7:00 PM screening with Dominic Fredianelli (artist and subject of Where Soldiers Come From)
Emmy award-winning documentary Where Soldiers Come From follows the four-year journey of childhood friends who, after graduating from high school in rural Michigan, join the National Guard, enticed by a $20,000 signing bonus and college tuition support. Called to service, the friends are sent to Afghanistan, where they spend their days sweeping for Improvised Explosive Devices. By the time their deployment ends, each of these young men has undergone profound transformation, having survived countless bomb blasts and endured the multiple stresses of insurgent warfare. The film intimately follows their struggles with Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD and reveals the challenges they face upon returning to their families and communities. Dominic Fredianelli, one of the soldiers appearing in the film whose artwork has been featured at the National Veterans Art Museum, will conduct a question and answer session after the 7:00 PM screening of the film.
Sponsored by Magic Lantern Films and the IHC series Fallout: In the Aftermath of War.
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