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
Brett Wheat / Adventure, Healing, Local Film Showcase, New Mission / USA / 2017 / documentary / 12 minsFive paralyzed veterans attempt an open ocean dive that changes their perceptions of who they are and what they can do.
Kilimanjaro Warriors: A Monumental Goal for Recovery
UltraStar Cinemas at Hazard Center
September 29, 2018 10:00 am
Matthew Marsden / New Mission, Navy / USA / 2018 / narrative / 87 minsWhile struggling to adjust to civilian life and the breakdown of his marriage, veteran John Beckett considers returning to his life as a Navy SEAL. When his beloved friend and mentor is brutally murdered in a racially motivated attack. Beckett calls on his specialized skills to bring the perpetrators to justice. Has he found a new sense of purpose or will this be his last mission?
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.