August 27 | Diverse Stories That Have Impact
August 28, 2020
Take a closer look at the experiences of service members who are often overlooked, unheard, and ignored.
In Their Own Words: On Two Fronts: Examine the Latino experience during a war that placed its heaviest burden on working-class youth and their communities. “On Two Fronts” is told through the memoirs of two siblings, Everett and Delia Alvarez, who stood on opposite sides of the Vietnam War, one as a POW and the other protesting at home. WATCH on the PBS Video Player.
Lioness: Told through interviews, journal excerpts and archival footage, “Lioness” offers a portrait of five soldiers who are also wives, mothers and daughters, and who have long coped with the demands of military life, especially the sacrifices involved in leaving behind spouses and young children. These combat-tested women exemplify what it means to be a good soldier, and illustrate the complicated role that women play in direct war combat. Reflecting on their recent deployment, the Lionesses display strength and candor, bridging the gap between the perception and the reality of the essential role women are playing in Iraq. RENT online.
Coming Out Under Fire: Recipient of a George Foster Peabody Award and a Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Award, this internationally acclaimed film from Oscar ® nominated director, Arthur Dong, uncovers the World War II origins of a military policy which labeled homosexuals as mentally ill and sought their discharge as “undesirables.” RENT on Vimeo.