Service: When Women Come Marching Home On-Demand

Service: When Women Come Marching Home On-Demand

This documentary depicts the courage of several women veterans as they transition from active duty to civilian life. 

The film follows the veterans from Afghanistan to Tennessee, and Iraq to New York City, as they struggle with homelessness, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, prosthetics, and military sexual trauma. The documentary is told through the veterans’ voices as they speak from their kitchens, bedrooms, grocery stores and therapy sessions, struggling to find their way home. 

More about the film:
From the deserts of Afghanistan to rural Tennessee, from Iraq to New York City, we watch these women wrestle with prosthetics, homelessness, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Military Sexual Trauma. The documentary is told through their voices as they speak from their kitchens, bedrooms, grocery stores and therapy sessions. Their pictures and videos shot in Iraq and Afghanistan speak volumes.

The film is part of a much larger project. Through robust social media, SERVICE continues supporting women through open and closed Facebook groups where women can exchange information, find friendship and share solutions that have changed their lives.

Women compose 14% of today's military forces. That number is expected to double in 10 years. Service introduces the issues faced by this wave of mothers, daughters and sisters as they return home. We want to wake up a sleeping civilian population to the challenges women face.

Veterans Connections:
This screening is part of WXXI’s Veterans Connections initiative that is designed to help bridge military and veteran needs with community support and awareness.  Through special TV, radio and online programming, documentary films, group discussions, news features, and a comprehensive web site (WXXI.org/veterans), Veterans Connections works to create a community platform to raise awareness and connect veterans with valuable resources.

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