Preview & discussion of the film "Lioness."
How did five female Army support soldiers--mechanics, supply clerks and engineers--end up fighting alongside the Marines in some of the bloodiest counterinsurgency battles of the Iraq War? Directors Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers give an intimate look at war through the eyes of the first women in U.S. history sent into direct ground combat, despite a policy that bans them from doing so. Through harrowing personal stories, these women candidly share their experiences in Iraq as well as from their lives back home to form a portrait of the emotional and psychological effects of war.
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Community Cinema is presented locally as a partnership between VPT, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro Community TV, Catamount Arts, the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UVM and the Rutland Free Library.