In honor of Veterans Day
The next film in the “Examining Modern Life” series, sponsored by the AFSC, concerns U.S. soldiers and the realities faced abroad, as well as once they returned home to American soil.
Film synopsis: “The filmmaker's subjects are patriotic young Americans - ordinary men and women who heeded the call for military service in Iraq - as they experience recruitment and training, combat, homecoming, and the struggle to reintegrate with families and communities.
The terrible conflict in Iraq is a prelude for the even more challenging battles fought by the soldiers returning home - with personal demons, an uncomprehending public, and an indifferent government. As these battles take shape, each soldier becomes a new kind of hero, bearing witness and giving support to other veterans, and learning to fearlessly wield the most powerful weapon of all - the truth.”
(72 minutes in length; rated R)
This film viewing is FREE and open to the public. Bring a friend and join us. Snacks will be provided.
Kathleen McQuillen, 515-274-4851, ext. 22