Jason Zuidema / Student Film, LGBTQ+, Local Film Showcase / USA / 2017 / narrative / 8 minsCharlie has an awkward time coming out of the closet to his Ellen-hating, Fox News-watching grandma, who has dementia
Precedes: From Baghdad to The Bay
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
Matthew Moul and Jillian Moul / Healing, Military Sexual Trauma, Post 9/11, LGBTQ+, New Mission, Women in Service, Vietnam War, Bridging Generations / USA / 2017 / documentary / 85 mins"Surviving Home" is an intimate documentary that follows four U.S. military veterans from different generations over an eight year period as they rebuild their lives after war.