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
Zachary Stauffer / Families in Service, Post 9/11, Iraq War, Navy / USA / 2018 / documentary / 80 minsThe widow of a Navy helicopter pilot killed in a 2014 training exercise spurs an investigation that uncovers a long history of institutional failings that led to her husband's death. This poignant picture of a family's tragedy is also a revelatory inquiry into the murky inner workings of the American defense establishment.