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Directed by Andrea Patiño Contreras

The murder of Army soldier Vanessa Guillen at Fort Hood military base hit too close to home for Karina Lopez. Two years after surviving sexual assault on the same base, she created a viral Facebook post with the hashtag #IamVanessaGuillen. Facing retaliation, she and other Latina soldiers have pushed forward as they fight for justice.

Contains descriptions of sexual violence and suicidal ideation. Viewer discretion advised.

Military Sexual Trauma Support Services and Resources

Protect Our Defenders
Beyond MST
National Sexual Assault Hotline
Service Women’s Action Network
Pink Berets
The Headstrong Project
DoD Safe Help Line

Award Winner | Best First-Time Feature Director Andrea Patiño Contreras

Award Nomination | Best Documentary Feature

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The Search

Directed by Thomas Brouns

Jasmine Lovett joined the Air Force for the opportunities it offers. But personal loss impacts Jasmine’s mental health and comes to a tragic end. Three years later, her family still has unanswered questions and wonders whether the military did everything they could to prevent Jasmine’s death.

Dates & Times


Museum of Photographic Arts

Thu, May 18
8:00 pm