Erin Palmquist / International Experience, Women Filmmaker, Post 9/11, LGBTQ+, Iraq War, New Mission / USA / 2018 / documentary / 68 minsFrom Baghdad to The Bay follows the epic journey of Ghazwan Alsharif, an Iraqi refugee and former translator for the U.S. military. Wrongfully accused of being a double agent, tortured by the U.S. military, and ostracized from family and country, we follow Ghazwan as he struggles to rebuild his life in the United States while coming out as an openly gay activist.
Preceded by: Coming Out to Grandma
Rebecca Shore / International Experience, Healing, Women Filmmaker, Post 9/11 / Israel / 2017 / documentary / 70 minsYoung Israeli soldiers forge a new identity and rebuild their lives after sustaining serious injury during service. Through reaching out to those in need, they discover renewed meaning and healing in giving to others.